Symbols of the USA
Symbols of the USA
The USA got this Statue in 1884 from France. It was a birthday present! The Statue was built in France and transported by ships to the USA.
The Statue is located on the Liberty Island. Seven spikes of the crown symbolize seven continents ( North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia). In her left hand she is holding a tablet with the date July 4, 1776 ( the date of the independence from England.)
In her right hand there is a torch which represents liberty.
It’s a President’s house located in Washington D.C. There are 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms. Moreover, the residents can use a lot of facilities such as a tennis court, jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, and bowling lane.
It’s on the north-west of Arizona. It attracts two million people a year. It’s a hole in the ground made by Colorado River which still runs at the bottom. It’s 350 km long and 6 and 29 km wide. The deepest place here is 1,600 meters deep.
It is a famous American landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is a sculpture. There are carvings of four faces of four American Presidents. Beginning in 1925, an American sculpter Gutzon Borglum began to carve the four Presidents. The project took sixteen years to complete. Borglum decided to sculpt George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson to represent the first 150 years of American history. All of the faces are sixty feet high, that is eighteen metres. Washington’s nose is six and a half metres long and his mouth is 5 metres wide.
Every year more than two million of visitors come to look at the carvings of the Presidents.
It is located on the Niagara River. It formed approximately 10,000 years ago. It has a vertical drop of 50 meters. During springtime more than 168,000 m3 of water passes over the falls per minute. It’s the largest electricity producer in New York state. It’s a source of inspiration for travelers, explorers and artists.
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It is in San Francisco. It is 2732 meters long and 227 meters high. It’s open to pedestrians, bycicles, cars but you have to pay toll if use the car. Every month 3.4 million cars cross it. It’s one of the most photographed objects in the world.
It is the home of the US Department of Defense. It’s the biggest office building in the world. The length of each of the five sides of the building is 281 m, the perimeter is about 1405 m, the total length of the corridors is 28 km, the number of floors is 7, the height is 23 m, and the total area of the five floors is 604 000 m ². The building has 7754 windows. The building employs about 26,000 people.
It was build during the Depression. The building was the center of a competition between Walter Chrysler (Chrysler Corp.) and John Jakob Raskob (creator of General Motors) to see who could build the tallest building. The construction began on March 17, 1930. It’s 1, 046 feet height and is supported by 60.00 tones of steel.
It was the first theme park. It was opened on July 17, 1955 and called “the happiest place in the world”. The entrance ticket was just 1 dollar. Today pop-corn is free there and they uses 800,00 litres of paint every year.
It is in midtown Manhattan. It’s known for the Christmas Tree, ice skating, Radio City Music Hall and numerous shopping and dinning opportunities.
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