Liberty Island and Manhattan

Statue of Liberty and Manhattan

The Brooklyn Bridge at night. First opened to the public in 1883, the bridge was built over 14 years in the face of enormous difficulties. It is considered one of Manhattan's landmarks.
Construction workers and tourists mingle at Ground Zero where the World Trade Center buildings once stood.
Silhouette of people gathered around Ground Zero. It is amazing that the two neighboring buildings were not severely damaged when the twin towers collapsed in September 2001.
This is the famous but disappointingly narrow and even dingy Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. Except for the tall buildings, there's nothing remarkable about the street that could be interesting to an average tourist. The greatness of Wall Street is in its name and the image of power it represents.
The New York Stock Exchange. It is home to more than 2,800 companies whose combined value exceeds $15 trillion. No wonder that an NYSE hiccup can cause tremors around the world.
The skyline of Lower Manhattan as seen from the ferry to Liberty Island. Everybody who sees this view can't help but miss the World Trade Center towers who used to be the most distinguishing landmark in the area.
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. This main building in the island now serves as a museum to immigration.
Inside the Ellis Island museum. It's interesting to note that only 3rd class ship passengers were inspected here at the time. The wealthy first and second class passengers were given cursory inspection aboard the ship and can enter the United States freely upon docking in New York.
A picture on Wall Street with the historical Trinity Church, one of the oldest churches in the U.S., in the background. The original Trinity Church was constructed in 1697, but was destroyed by fire during the American revolution in 1776. The third and present building, a neo-gothic masterpiece, was completed in 1846 and was the tallest structure in New York City then.
The fountain at the park near New York City Hall which looms in the background.
The statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the U.S. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884, was transported to the U.S. and the final assembly and pedestal was completed in 1886.
Me at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.
The huge stainless steel, skeletal globe of Trump International Hotel at the Columbus Circle. For reality TV fans, this globe is best remembered from the opening credits of Donald Trump's show "The Apprentice".
New Jersey, on the other side of the Hudson River.
The naked cowboy has made himself a regular and popular sight in Times Square. It is said that days after 9/11, Mayor Guillianni called him and asked him to return to Times Square to give the city a sense of normalcy again.
The naked cowboy upfront. He has been written about in travel guides and I remember that a picture very much like this one made it to the front page of the Toronto subway daily - amazing because it was taken in winter and he was naked in the snow!
This sculpture in Battery Park was salvaged from the World Trade Center site and temporarily transferred here as a sort of memorial to the tragedy.

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