10 Most Famous Buildings And Monuments In The USA

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Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France in 1886, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, it symbolises freedom and democracy.

The iconic Statue of Liberty | Shutterstock

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, completed in 1931, is an Art Deco masterpiece in New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and held the title of the world's tallest building until 1971.

Empire State Building framed by Manhatten Bridge | Shutterstock

White House

The White House, located in Washington, D.C., is the official residence of the U.S. President. Built between 1792 and 1800, it exemplifies neoclassical architecture and has been the home of every U.S. president since John Adams.

The White House, south portico and south lawn | Shutterstock

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. honours President Abraham Lincoln. It was designed by Henry Bacon and completed in 1922. The memorial houses a massive seated statue of Lincoln by Daniel Chester French.

Lincoln Memorial illuminated at night in Washington DC | Shutterstock

Capitol Building

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets and symbolises American democracy. Completed in 1800, it features neoclassical architecture designed by William Thornton. The iconic Capitol Dome was added in the 1860s.

The grand Capitol Building | Shutterstock

Independence Hall

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, built between 1732 and 1753, hosted the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Its Georgian architecture and historical significance make it a national treasure.

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Shutterstock

Space Needle

The Space Needle, an iconic symbol of Seattle, was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. It stands at 605 feet with futuristic architecture and a distinctive saucer-shaped top, offering panoramic views and epitomising mid-century modern design.

The modernist Space Needle | Shutterstock

Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building in New York City is a quintessential example of Art Deco architecture. Completed in 1930 and designed by William Van Alen, it was the world's tallest building for 11 months.

A view of the Chrysler Building | Shutterstock

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, completed in 1902, is one of New York City's most iconic skyscrapers. Daniel Burnham designed this 22-story triangular building is a pioneering example of early steel-frame construction, known for its unique shape and Beaux-Arts architectural style.

The iconic Flatiron Building | Shutterstock

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Completed in 2013, it stands at 1,776 feet as a symbol of resilience and renewal, featuring modern design and cutting-edge technology.

The Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) and World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan | Shutterstock

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