Archive for April, 2007

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Filed under: Massachussetts, Museums

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame i slocated in Springfield, Massachussets.  The building features a large, silver, spherical structure and a tall tower with an orange basketball-looking globe on the top.  The Hall of Fame honors both American and International professional and amateur basketball stars who have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.



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Boeing Everett Factory

Filed under: Buildings, Business, Washington

The Boeing Everett factory is where the Boeing 747′s, 767′s, 777′s and 787 Dreamliners are built.  The factory is the largest building in the world by volume.  It is located at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.



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Rikers Island

Filed under: New York, Prisons

Rikers Island is New York City’s largest jail facility.  It houses over 15,000 inmates at one time.  It is not used as a long-term hold facility for offenders, but rather it is used to house offenders awaiting trial and those serving sentences of one year or less.  It is located in the East River between Queens and Brooklyn.  The island which the facility sits on is also called Rikers Island is over 413 acres.



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Madison Square Garden

Filed under: New York, Stadiums

Madison Square Garden is located at 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd streets in Manhattan, New York.  It is the 4th arena in New York to go by this name.  It is also known as MSG, The Garden and “The World’s Most Famous Arena”.  It sits on top of Pennsylvania Station.



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Space Needle

Filed under: Attractions, Landmarks, Washington

The Space Needle is a tower located in Seattle, Washington.   It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair.  The Space Needle contains an observation deck which is located 520 feet above the ground and the SkyCity Restaurant at 500 feet.



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American Museum of Natural History

Filed under: Museums, New York

The American Museum of Natural History is located at Central Park West at 79th Street in Manahattan, New York.  For over 125 years, the museum has been one of the world’s preeminent science and research institutions, renowned for its collections and exhibitions that illustrate millions of years of the earth’s evolution, from the birth of the planet throught the present day.



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