New York City
New York is the largest city in the USA. It is situated in New York State on Atlantic Ocean. New York was founded in 1626 and named “New Amsterdam”. It consists of five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Richmond, Queens and Manhattan. New York has always been an important economic centre. Manhattan has always been the commercial and financial heart of the city. The most important banks are “Wall Street” and “New York’s Stock Exchange”. They are toghether in Manatthan, which has got the most expensive shops in the world in fifteenth avenue. New York is an exciting city because it has a multiracial population with many different traditions, cultures, lifestyles.
The population grew because millions of immigrants came from Europe and Asia to settle in the new world and New York quickly became the busiest city in America.
Manhattan is divided into other smallers areas: Little Italy, China Town, Chinese quartier, Greenwich Village and area of musicians and artists.
New York is also exciting because of it’s architecture, due to the first skyscraper in the world. As Manhattan lies on a narrow piece of land, the area grew vertically with the building of a lot of skyscrapers, such as the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center and the World Trade Center. The World Trade Center consisted of two 110 storey office towers. The W.T.C. buildings were New York’s tallest skyscraper. At peak periods of constructions some 3500 workers were on the site daily. On 11th September 2001, The Twin Towers were obliterated in an horrific sequence of crashes and collapses. The W.T.C. was the epicentre of a coordinated terrorist attack that included another direct hit on the Pentagon and crashed jet in Pennsylvania. At 8.45 am , American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the face of north tower of the W.T.C., about 20 storeys below the top of the building. At 9.03 am, the second hijacket jet streaked into the south tower, sending a fireball out the other side. At 9.50am, the south tower collapsed as floors caved onto one another. Then, at 10.29am ,the north tower collapsed too.