Historically interesting places
Woodstock has become known worldwide through the Woodstock Festival of
the same name, although the festival took place on a farm in the village of
Bethel, which is over 75 km away.
The Woodstock Music and Art Festival is considered the culmination of the US
hippie and anti-Vietnam war movement. The festival, attended by around 500,000
people, officially took place from August 15 to 17, 1969. It was also the
largest political movement in the USA against a hypocritical and bigoted
morality and against the futility and cruelty of the war in Vietnam.
32 bands and soloists from the blues, folk, rock and soul genres performed at
the festival - including singers such as:
- Jaon Baez
- Joe Cocker
- Arlo Guthrie
- Richie Havens
- Jimi Hendrix
- Janis Joplin
- Melanie Safka
- Bert Sommer
Bob Dylan, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones were missing at the festival
Special buildings and structures
Statue of Liberty
also called "Miss Liberty" or "Lady Liberty"; was inaugurated on
October 28, 1886 in front of the New York harbor to welcome returning home and
newcomers; it was a friendship gift from France to the United States; along with
Ellis Island, it belongs to the Statue of Liberty National Monument; it is
located on Liberty Island, which is politically part of the state of New Jersey.
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Grand Central Terminal (also known as Grand Central Station)
most famous Manhattan train station in New York City on the corner of
42nd Street and Park Avenue; inaugurated on February 2, 1913 as a terminal
station; Largest station in the world with 44 platforms on two levels, at which
67 tracks end.
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, between the boroughs of Manhattan
and Brooklyn, is one of the oldest suspension bridges made of steel. It was
opened in 1883 based on designs by Johannes August Röbling and his son
Washington. The total length of the bridge is 1,091 m
Hellgate Bridge in New York City's
largest arch bridge in the world; designed by Gustav Lindenthal; inaugurated in
in New York City; United Nations Headquarters; annual meetings of the
UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, every two years alternating with
Geneva, meetings of the UN Economic and Social Council; also seat of the UN
Secretariat; Foundation stone laid on October 24, 1949, completed in 1951
World Trade Center
The building complex of the so-called Twin Towers was built between
1966 and 1973 in the New York district of Manhattan.
At times it was the tallest building on earth (north tower 417 m high, south
tower 415 m high). Each tower stood on 21 m deep foundations and had rentable
office space of over 400,000 m˛, which was spread over 110 floors.
Around 50,000 people worked in the buildings, and 80,000 visitors came every
The World Trade Center was destroyed on September 11, 2001 by a terrorist attack
by Islamist suicide bombers.
Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, causing grief and horror worldwide.