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 It has since been replaced by the One World Trade Center.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

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 »

Colorado – the State of The Century in The Rocky Mountains

Endless prairies, majestic mountains, rushing rivers and deserts. Dinosaur fossils, Indian art, ancient rock dwellings, narrow-gauge railways, perfect ski slopes and numerous natural wonders. This is Colorado. The state in the western to central part of the United States where adventure dreams come true. According to Ehuacom, Colorado is part of the Mountain States and… Read More »

Honduras Geography and Climate

Honduras is a Central American state bordering Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. The country has a shorter coastline in the south towards the Pacific Ocean and a coast in the north towards the Caribbean Sea. The country was formerly known as Spanish Honduras and the name was used to distinguish between Honduras and Belize which… Read More »

Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

CAYO COCO Cayo Coco is one of the most popular islands among travelers in the Jardines del Rey (“Gardens of the King”) archipelago off the northern coast of Cuba. It is the fourth largest island in the country, with an area of ​​more than 350 km². The island got its name due to the numerous… Read More »

United States Literature – Modernism

The poem The need to renew language through the creation of communicative models capable of measuring themselves against a reality in profound and rapid evolution is the need that unites all those who recognize themselves in the modernist movement, starting with G. Stein, expatriated to Paris in 1903, who with E. Pound represents, especially at the… Read More »

United States Struggle for Independence

The Peace of Paris of February 10, 1763 had decided, after a long war, whether North America was to be French or English. With the expulsion of the French from Canada and the Mississippi valley and its tributaries, and of the Spaniards from Florida, a vast field opened up to the colonial action of England.… Read More »

United States Economic Activities

According to the 1950 census, 18.3% of the population was employed in agricultural activities (including forests and fishing), 33.5% in industries (including construction), 18.8% in transport, communications, etc., 1.7% in extractive industries, 21.4% in commerce, public services, etc. In January 1959 the Census Bureau calculated the labor force at 70,027,000 individuals, of which 67,430,000 employed… Read More »