Top 10 United States Landmarks.
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10. The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam is 4.36 million cubic yards of concrete yet it can power the whole city of Las Vegas by itself. It was a truly genius structure. Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1936. The Hoover Dam was designated a Natural Historic Landmark in the year 1985, a truly great feat. Today, the Hoover Dam sits as the 35th largest hydro-electric plant in the world.
9. The Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign is located in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California. The sign was originally created as an advertisement. It is shown in Fox productions and is well known across the united states. When on the ground, the sign looks wavy because of the hills that it sits on top of, but if you are at an equal altitude, it looks straight across, one thing that many Americans do not know.
8. USS Arizona Memorial
This great memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is a great reminder of World War 2. From the bombing on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, this was the move that introduced the United States of America into the second world war. The Japanese had one thing left in there way, the United States Navy, so they bombed Pearl Harbor. At this moment in time, all of the Aircraft Carriers where out on patrols. If the carriers where in Pearl Harbor when the bombing occurred, the United States might not have won the war.
This Memorial stands to show the place where 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed, still remain.
7. The Empire State Building
At the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street is this amazing, 102 story tower. With and observation deck at the top, you can wait to get through a long line to see the top of New York and all of its glory. This building was completed in 1931 and stood as the worlds largest building for over 40 years. The Empire state building has been named as one of the 7 wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineers.