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Famous Buildings and Structures

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Rockefeller Center, in New York City, extends from 5th Ave. to the Avenue of the Americas between 48th and 52nd Streets (and halfway to 7th Ave. between 47th and 51st Sts.). It occupies more than 22 acres and has 19 buildings.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, at 112th St. and Amsterdam Ave. in New York City, was begun in 1892 and is now in the final stages of completion. When completed, it will be the largest cathedral in the world: 601 feet long, 146 feet wide at the nave, 320 feet wide at the transept, part of a church that crosses the nave at right angles. The east end is designed in Romanesque-Byzantine style, and the nave and west end are Gothic.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, at 5th Ave. and 50th St. in New York City, has a seating capacity of 2,500. The nave was opened in 1877, and the cathedral was dedicated in 1879.
The World Trade Center, in New York City, was dedicated in 1973. Its twin towers were 110 stories high (1,350 feet), and the complex contained over 9-million square-feet of office space. A restaurant was on the 107th floor of the North Tower. Both towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
The Statue of Liberty sits on her own island in New York City. FredÄric Auguste Bartholdi, of France, designed the 152-foot high, steel-reinforced copper statue. The French gave Lady Liberty to the United States as a memorial to France and the United States' partnership during the American Revolution. President Grover Cleveland accepted the statue for the United States on Oct. 28, 1886.
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, completed in 1937, is one of the most recognizable structures in the U.S. It was designed by Joseph B. Strauss. This elegant suspension bridge has a main span of 4,200 feet. Main span is the longest distance between the two main supports.

Article Courtesy of Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster.

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