By Wayne Wheelwright
New York is without doubt one of the such a lot densely populated Staes in all of the US and is domestic to big apple urban that is one of many worlds such a lot visited vacationer locations and residential to sights similar to the Empire nation development, instances sq. and the Statue of Liberty among others. within this booklet you will discover a number of proof and minutiae concerning the country, it truly is historical past, geography and different attention-grabbing evidence.
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Before the opening of Ellis Island in in 1892, millions of immigrants would arrive through Castle Clinton in Battery Park. 1886 saw the opening of the Statue of Liberty which would go on to become a symbol of hope and one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. During the 1920s New York boomed with it’s ever growing population and the cities constant growth to accommodate them. New York became home to many financial institutions and all was going well until the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the nation and signalled the start of the Great Depression that would go on for a decade.
The Empire State Building is without a doubt one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 102 story skyscraper that stands 1,454 feet high gets it’s name from the nickname for New York. The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for 40 years until the construction of the World trade Center’s North Tower in 1972. It is now the 23rd tallest building in the world but it’s art deco style means it will forever remain iconic. The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor in Manhattan.
Albany has a population of just under 100,000 people and was officially chartered as a city in 1686. Albany is one of the oldest surviving settlements from the original thirteen colonies. The cities skyline was changed drastically in the 1960 with the construction of the Empire State Plaza and the campus of SUNY Albany. Recently Albany has experienced growth in pioneering technology companies with major advances in particular in the nanotechnology sector. Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County that has a population of just over 67,000 people making it the eight largest city in the state of New York.
50 Quick Facts About New York by Wayne Wheelwright