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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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Google Headquarters

Filed under: Buildings, Business, California

Google Headquarters which is referred to as “the Googleplex” is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043.  In 2006, Google also leased 311,000 square feet of office space at 111 Eight Ave in Manhattan, NY.  The building was specifically designed and built for Google.



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Flatiron Building

Filed under: Buildings, New York

The Flatiron Building in Manhattan is known for its triangular shape.  It is located at the intersection of 23rd Street, 5th Avenue and Broadway.  It faces Madison Square Garden.  The official name of the building is the Fuller Building.

It has appeared in many movies and TV shows including Armageddon, Godzilla, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Hitch, Spin City and Usual Suspects.



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White House

Filed under: Buildings, Landmarks, Washington D.C.

The White House is the official residence and workplace for the President of the United States of America.  The address of the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.  The property is owned and maintened by the National Park Service.  Construction was started in 1792 and completed in 1800.  Since then it has undergone many renovations including reconstruction after it was gutted by fire in 1814 during the War of 1812.

For security reasons, the images seen through mapping sites are blurred.



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U.S. Capitol Building

Filed under: Buildings, Washington D.C.

The U.S. Capitol building serves as the location for the Congress of the United States.  It houses both The Senate and The House of Representatives.  The Senate is located in the North Wing and the House of Representatives is located in the South Wing.  The first session of Congress at the current location was held in 1800.

As you can see above, the images seen on mapping sites such as Microsoft’s Virtual Earth and Google Maps are blurred for security purposes.



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World Trade Center site

Filed under: Buildings, New York

The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC or the Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings, mostly designed by American architect Minoru Yamasaki and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It was initiated in 1960 by a Lower Manhattan Association created and chaired by David Rockefeller, who had the original idea of building the Center, with strong backing from the then New York governor, his brother, Nelson Rockefeller. Larry Silverstein held the most recent lease to the complex, the Port Authority having leased it to him in July of 2001  The complex, located in the heart of New York City’s downtown financial district, contained 13.4 million square feet (1.24 million m²) of office space, almost four percent of Manhattan’s entire office inventory.

Best known for its iconic 110-story twin towers, the World Trade Center was beset by a fire on February 13, 1975 and a bombing on February 26, 1993. All of the original buildings in the complex were destroyed in the September 11, 2001, attacks, including 1 WTC, 2 WTC (North and South Towers) and 7 WTC which collapsed; 3 WTC (Marriott Hotel) was crushed by the collapses of 1 WTC and 2 WTC; and 4 WTC, 5 WTC, and 6 WTC were damaged beyond repair and later demolished. In addition, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (not part of the complex) was destroyed by the collapse of 2 WTC.



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