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Here one photo I took from the One World Trade Center Observatory that I really like. The photo shows many turist and historic points of interest. Bellow I will list from bottom to upper side of the photo. In workshop I add numbers highlighting those spots.

1. St. Paul's Chapel (bottom edge): is an Episcopal chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Fulton Street and Vesey Street. It was built in 1766 by the architect Thomas McBean with a Georgian style. In 1960, the chapel was named a National Historic Landmark. After the September 11, 2001 attacks the church survived without even a broken window subsequently nicknamed "The Little Chapel That Stood".

2. The Woolworth Building: is an early American skyscraper designed by architect Cass Gilbert and located at 233 Broadway. Built int 1912 it was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930, with a height of 792 feet (241 m). The building gain the official city-landmark status in 1970. Close to this building there is a pretty square were is located the NYC Citty Hall.

3. 8 Spruce Street Tower: originally known as Beekman Tower and later marketed as New York by Gehry, is a residencia 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry in the Financial District of Manhattan with a Deconstructivism style. It was built between 2006-2011 have 870 ft (265 m) and The building received the Emporis Skyscraper Award for 2011. The building abrogate a public school. Badly the cloudy day all the pretty of the building was hide.

4. Brooklyn Bridge: is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing across the East River. It was also the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and a deck located 127 ft (38.7 m) above mean high water. The bridge have neo-gothic style and was design by John Augustus Roebling and opened in 1883. It is a National Historic Landmark since January 29, 1964.

5. Manhattan Bridge: is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan at Canal Street with Downtown Brooklyn at the Flatbush Avenue Extension. The main span is 1,480 ft (451 m) long, with the suspension cables being 3,224 ft (983 m) long. The bridge's total length is 6,855 ft (2,089 m). It is one of four toll-free vehicular bridges connecting Manhattan Island to Long Island. The bridge was designed by Leon Moisseiff, built by The Phoenix Bridge Company, and opened to traffic on December 31, 1909.

6. The East River: is a salt water tidal estuary. The waterway, which is actually not a river despite its name, connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end. It separates the borough of Queens on Long Island from the Bronx on the North American mainland, and also divides Manhattan from Queens and Brooklyn, which is also on Long Island. he waterway is navigable for its entire length of 16 miles (26 km), and was historically the center of maritime activities in the city. For centuries the East River has been the receptacle for the city's garbage and sewage.

I add two complementary photos. One is a horizontal photo with a closer view of bridges and east river. The other I checked with numbers the places in this note.

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