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The United States
This is our first stop. Here, we will look at skyscrapers and contemporary architecture.
The Statue of Liberty, New York City
Standing 305 feet tall against New York's skyscrapers, The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of hope for all American citizens. Lady Liberty was given to America as a gift from France. She was built in September 1885, and was restored in 1984-86. The Statue is located on Ellis Island.
The Sears Tower, Chicago
This 110 story building is the main attraction in Chicago. Now known as the Willis Tower, it was constructed in in 1970-74. It surpasses the World Trade Center in NYC, and is the 7th tallest building in the world. Stand in the skydeck on the 103 floor and get a whole view of "The Windy City".
The Empire State Building, New York City
The Empire State Building is a 102 story building located on 5th Avenue. It was started in 1929-1931. If you're taking a walk on any old holiday, you might just see the antenna glow up in those holiday colors! Go to the 86 flooring the observation deck, where you can get an excellent view of the city.
Gateway Arch, St. Louis
This iconic 630 foot landmark was dedicated to the westward expansion of America. It was built in 1963 and finished in 1965. Can you dare to take the "ride to the top" in an elevator? Take the challenge!
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
3 million people come each year to marvel at this famous American site. It was built between 1927 to 1939. 4 famous United States presidents are featured on Mount Rushmore-(from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.