Category Archives: North America

For four decades, the Empire State Building on 34th Street, built in 1931, was the tallest building in the world with its 102 floors and 381 meters (no top), until in 1972 it was expanded to include 411 meters high, 110-story, approximately 840,000 square meters of office space Twin towers of the World Trade Center was surpassed; the latter were destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. After 30 years of stagnation – also due to the global economy – a new generation of skyscrapers is under construction, some of which are supposed to extend well over 500 meters. The newly ignited competition for the tallest building in the world has recently focused not only on the USA but also on the Arabian Peninsula, China, Southeast Asia and Russia.

After the World Trade Center was destroyed, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York with its mast, which was originally intended as an anchorage for zeppelins. It has since been replaced by the One World Trade Center. Erected on the site of the collapse of the WTC (“Ground Zero”), it is now the tallest building in the USA at 417 meters (541 meters with antenna).

Finding your way around Manhattan is easy, as the city plan is extremely regular, especially north of 14th Street. The “Streets” are the cross streets that are numbered from 14th Street in the south to 193rd Street in the north. With a few exceptions, the “Avenues”, which are also numbered, are the longitudinal axes that run at right angles to the streets. The resulting checkerboard pattern is typical of American urban planning.

Another typical feature is the diagonal taken over by the Spaniards – here Broadway – which, as the main thoroughfare, crosses the checkerboard pattern. Broadway is New York’s longest thoroughfare. “The Great White Way” owes its international reputation to the theaters that have been playing here since 1735. There are over 40 Broadway stages between 40th Street and 53rd Street, plus the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. The attraction of Broadway is also demonstrated by the many hotels between 34th and 60th Streets. This part of the city is also home to the United Nations headquarters, the most important political administrative institution in the city.

Fifth Avenue is the central axis of Manhattan and divides the island into an east and a west part. It’s dead straight to 143th Street in Harlem. On Fifth Avenue the street numbers start in both directions; the designation East or West indicates whether a house is to be found on the east or west of Fifth Avenue. For more information about the continent of North America, please check

Cities and Resorts of Trinidad and Tobago

All cities and resorts in Trinidad and Tobago for travel. List of the most famous regions, regions, cities and resorts of Trinidad and Tobago: population, codes, distances, best descriptions and reviews of tourists. Note: according to allcitypopulation, the population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1.403 million (2021). Port of Spain Port of Spain is the capital… Read More »

US 400 in Kansas

  US 400 Get started Granada End Joplin Length 488 mi Length 785 km Route Granada Kansas Syracuse Lakin Garden City Cimarron Dodge City Greensburg Pratt Kingman Freeway Varner waterloo Cheney Reservoir Cheney Cheney State Park Garden Plain 2×2 Kellogg Avenue Freeway Maize Road Tyler Road Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Dugan Road West Street Southwest Boulevard… Read More »

Illinois: The Prairie State

According to growtheology, Illinois a large state on Lake Michigan. The capital is Springfield. The state was named after the Indian tribe of the same name and became a state of the United States on December 3, 1818, as the 21st . History Illinois joined the American Union as a state in 1818. Chicago as… Read More »

Interstate 10 in Arizona

  I-10 Get started Ehrenberg End San Simon Length 392 mi Length 631 km Route California state line → Los Angeles1 Ehrenburg 5 Tom Wells Road 11 Dome Rock Road 17 Parker 19 Quartz site 26 Gold Nugget Road 31 Wickenburg 45 Vicksburg Road 53 Hovatter Road 69 Avenue 75E 81 Salome Road 94 Tonopah… Read More »

State Route 59, 60, 61 and 62 in Colorado

State Route 59 in Colorado SR-59 Get started Kit Carson End Sedgwick Length 166 mi Length 267 km Route Kit Carson Seibert Cope Yuma Haxtun Sedgwick According to Existingcountries, State Route 59, commonly known as State Highway 59 or SH 59 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms a… Read More »

Empire State Building – Queen of New York

No matter where you are in New York, you will have a view of the unmissable landmark of the city – the Empire State Building. After the collapse of the buildings of the World Trade Center complex, it became the tallest building in New York again after 29 years. This skyscraper led the list of… Read More »

US 20 and 224 in Indiana

US 20 in Indiana US 20 Get started Gary End Metz Length 147 mi Length 237 km Route Illinois East Chicago Gary Chesterton Michigan City South Bend South Bend-Elkhart Bypass Lincoln Way Western Avenue Mayflower Road Prairie Avenue Michigan Street Ironwood Drive Bremen Highway Elm Road Nappan Street Main Street County Road 17 Lagrange Angola… Read More »

US 1 in Maryland

  US 1 Get started Washington End Rising Sun Length 84 mi Length 135 km Route District of Columbia Beltsville Laurel jessup Elkridge Arbutus Baltimore Fullerton Perry Hall Bel Air Rising Sun Pennsylvania According to act-test-centers, US 1 is a US Highway in the US state of Maryland. The road forms an underlying link between… Read More »

History of Miami, Florida

Miami was in the hands of the Tequesta Indians for thousands of years. They settled north of the Miami River. In 1566 a mission was founded by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés of Spain. The Spanish mission was given up again in 1570. For the Tequesta Indians, the immigration of Europeans was fatal, especially because of… Read More »