The United States is one of the biggest countries in the world. It is home to some great tourist destinations. Therefore many people visit it every year. When you first hear the name of the United States, then the first thing that comes to your mind is the name of the famous New York City. This is because New York City is perhaps the most famous city of the country and is home to some famous landmarks.
The Trump Tower, as the name suggests is a building that is owned by the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, Donald Trump. The construction of the Trump Tower started in the year 1979 and was completed in 1983. The height of the Trump Tower is 202 m or 663 Ft and it has a floor count of 68 floors. The architect who designed the Trump Tower was Der Scutt while the structural engineer was Irwin Cantor and Donald Trump was the developer.
Old Fort Niagara is around 300 years old place that was occupied, one after the other, by three nations; France then Great Britain and now the United States. The beautiful historical building is situated near Youngstown, New York, at the mouth of Niagra River on its east side bank on Lake Ontario. Fort visitors find it as the oldest buildings in the Great Lakes region having some unique living history programs arranging exhibits together with some special events. The French had established their first post back in 1679 and built an impressive “French Castle” around the year 1726. Later Britain gained control of the place in 1759 during the Indian and French War and they maintained their control throughout the period of American Revolution and then yielding the fort to the United States in 1796.
From Great Kill to Center of the Universe
Times Square, the five-block section of central Manhattan in which Broadway crosses Seventh Avenue, calls itself “the crossroads of New York” and “the center of the universe”. It is clearly the most-visited tourist attraction in the United States and perhaps in the world; on average, half a million people pass through Times Square every day, and on special occasions like V-J day at the end of World War II or the changing of the millennium on New Year’s Eve in 1999 as many as two million people have filled the two connected triangles that form Times Square.
History of the Fort
Fort Niagara is the oldest continuously-occupied military installation in North America. Built by the French to protect their interests in what was then New France, it became a crucial installation in the northern reaches of British North America and since the War of 1812 has been home to detachments of the United States Army and later the Coast Guard. The site today is a National Historical Landmark, part of the National Register of Historic Places, the central attraction of both a New York state park and a federal National Historic Area and a functioning fortress that preserves the military methods and lifestyle of the 18th and 19th century. It may also be haunted, and is a site of great interest to students of the paranormal.
How the Falls boat rides began
Seven generations of boats named Maid of the Mist have served visitors to Niagara Falls for almost 170 years. The vessels, first steamboats and now diesel-powered, have outlasted business reverses, panics and depressions, Civil War and two world conflicts, and continue to provide poncho-wearing visitors with an often wet but always exhilarating sightseeing adventure around the base of the greatest waterfalls in the world. The iconic Niagara Falls experience has been enjoyed by millions of families, lovers and honeymooners and visiting royalty and heads of governments.
How the Tower was built
The Skylon Tower is one of the most recognizable attractions of the Niagara Falls area, but is also important because it was one of the first high-rise towers with a revolving restaurant, which are now widely distributed around the world, and was one of the first proving grounds for the construction methods that would allow the tallest buildings in the world to be erected. Although now surrounded by and integrated into a large tourist area thoroughly of the late 20th and early 21st century, the Skylon Tower still conveys a sense of the 1960s and 1970s, a time of great excitement in the tourism and high-rise construction industries.
Three Hundred Years of History
The Citadelle of Quebec City describes itself as “a fortress, a regiment, a museum”. It is an active Canadian military installation, the official residence in Quebec of the Governor-General of Canada and of Queen Elizabeth II in her capacity as Queen of Canada, part of the Fortifications of Quebec National Historical Site and the museum of the 22nd Royal Canadian regiment, the only French-language regiment in the Canadian Forces. More than 200,000 people visit the citadel and its fortifications annually, and Quebec is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications, the other being Campeche, Mexico.
Located on the western site of the Grand Canyon Skywalk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Grand Canyon area. While it is widely visited, it is does not form part of the Grand Canyon National Park. The skywalk is a cantilever bridge on the western side of the Grand Canyon. It is a huge tourist attraction. The skywalk is located at height of 4470 feet above sea level and the vertical drop just below the cantilever is at least 500 feet. The skywalk was sanctioned by the Hualapai tribe that also owns it. This cantilever that opened to the public in 2007 can be accessed by the Grand Canyon West Airport. By road it is at least 190km from the city of Las Vegas.
The CN Tower is the symbol of Toronto in the same way that the Eiffel Tower symbolizes Paris and the Statue of Liberty means New York to most people. Its original name was the Canadian National Tower, after the railway company that built it; it has also been referred to as Canada’s National Tower, but this name is less frequently used. The tower was built by the Canadian National Railway as a radio and TV facility, but when the railway was privatized in 1995 it divested itself of non-rail assets and the tower was transferred to the Canada Lands Company, a federal government real estate development entity.