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The Fifth Avenue (New York)

The Fifth Avenue

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It's the principal avenue of New York City. We will travel from the singular Flatrion Building to the "mythical" Plaza Hotel. We will look an amazing skyscrapers as Empire State, a gothic cathedral or one of the most famous stage of films, Central Park.
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  •  02-01-2016
  •  1h to 1h 20' 
  • Version : 9 
  •  Caesar 
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The Flatiron Building

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The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the Beaux-Arts style. Like a classical Greek column, its limestone and glazed terra-cotta façade is separated into three parts horizontally. Since it was one of the first buildings to use a...
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Empire State

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The Empire State Building is a Art Deco skyscraper at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. The building was officially opened in 1931, when United States President Herbert Hoover turned on the building's lights with the push of a button...
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The New York Public Library

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New York Public Library is one of the largest public library systems in the United States and one of the largest research library systems in the world. It is a free library supported by private endowments and gifts and by the city and state of New York....
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Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. It was declared a National Historic...
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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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The style of St. Patrick's Cathedral is the Neo-Gothic and is the biggest cathedral church in North America. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The land on which the present cathedral sits was purchased for...
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FAO Schwarz

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Frederick August Otto Schwarz, namesake of the world-famous retailer FAO Schwarz and his three brothers from Westphalia, Germany founded FAO Schwarz in 1862 in Baltimore. Today, FAO Schwarz is not only the oldest toy store in the United States, but one of...
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Central Park

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Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States, with about twenty-five million visitors annually and 106-acre. Most of the areas immediately adjacent to the park are known for impressive buildings and valuable real estate. Central...
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