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Points of interests in THE USA. The United States of America is one of the most fabulous places in the world and I would like to introduce you there.

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1 Points of interests in THE USA

2 The United States of America is one of the most fabulous places in the world and I would like to introduce you there.

3 WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS SIGN The famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign was created in 1959 by Betty Willis and Ted Rogich and placed on the Las Vegas Strip to greet people visiting the Americas playground. Over the years the sign had been moved a few times. The design was never copyrighted and remains in public domain.

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6 SEARS TOWER Sears Tower is a 527 meter (1,730 feet) high, 442 m (1,451 ft) without the two antennas, skyscraper located at 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL. It has been the tallest building in the world since 1973 to 1998, claiming this title from the World Trade Center and loosing to Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 25 years later. Sears Tower was build in little over two years at a cost of about US$150 million paid in full by Sears, Roebuck & Co. One of the main tourist attractions of Chicago, the Sears Tower Skydeck, is located 412 m (1,353 feet) on the 103rd floor. On a windy day visitors can experience the building swaying.

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9 Statue of Liberty is a word-famous monumental statue located near the entrance to the New York Harbor and welcoming all people coming to the USA. This widely recognized landmark was a gift from the French people made in 1886 to commemorate the centennial of the United States. It was build in France and brought to the States by ship in 350 pieces. The copper statue itself is 46 meters (151 feet) high, but with the stone pedestal it's placed on reaches the height of 93 m (305 feet). Due to its size and location Statue of Liberty was used as a lighthouse from 1886 to The crown of the Statue of Liberty provides a broad view of the New York Harbor, but is closed to the public at this time. STATUE OF LIBERTY

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11 HOLLYWOOD The Hollywood Sign is a well- known landmark in the Hollywood Hills in LA, CA. First put out in 1923 as an advertisement, the 15 meter (50 feet) high sign earned much recognition and a permanent place in the Los Angeles landscape. Originally it spelled "HOLLYWOODLAND", now just "HOLLYWOOD". The letters were each donated by a different person: H - Joel Ruiz O - Giovanni Mazza L - Lauren Austin-Harvey L - Gene Autry Y - Hugh Hefner W - Andy Williams O - Warner Bros. Records O - Alice Cooper, in memory of Groucho Marx D - Greg Brigham Carlson

12 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE The Golden Gate Bridge is a 227 m (746 feet) high and 2,737 m (8,981 feet) long suspension bridge designed by Joseph Strauss and spanning over San Francisco Bay. At the time of construction it was the longest structure of this type in the world with the longest span of 1,280 m (4,200 feet). It was build in little over four years to be opened on 27th of May 1937 and cost about $26M. Golden Gate Bridge, with its distinguishing orange paintjob, is one of the most recognized landmarks of California, and the whole USA for that matter. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.

13 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture created by Gutzon Borglum in a granite mountain near Keystone, SD, USA. It portrays the heads of four US presidents - George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) – and is one of the most famous sites in the United States. Originally the presidents were to be carved from head to waist, but due to extensive costs this idea has been abounded and only 18 meter (60 feet) heads were created. Construction of the monument took 400 workers almost exactly 14 years, no one died during that period, but some injuries occurred.

14 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Yosemite National Park is the United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of California, United States. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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17 BY SANDRA LIPIŃSKA THE END


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