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The Washington Monument is an obelisk (stone pillar used as a monument or landmark) that is located in Washington D.C in the United States of America. It is there to commemorate the first president of the United States, General George Washington. It is the world’s tallest obelisk standing at just over 169m (555 feet). It is also the world’s largest stone structure. The monument is made of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss and is topped with an aluminum pyramid shaped spire. Construction began on the monument in 1848, but it was not until 1884 that the obelisk was completed. The monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885. For many years it was the world’s tallest structure until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889.
The I Love New York logo is one of the best known tourism advertising campaigns in the world. Initially developed in the 1970′s to promote tourism in the state, and later specifically New York City, and it is still used today for the same purposes. It is also found in souvenir shops where it is printed on a number of items such as t-shirts (and other clothing), coffee mugs, key rings, toys and much more. The logo itself is a pop-culture icon and is instantly recognized by people around the world. It was also widely used after the September 11 terrorist attacks to show support for the city. The simple logo is written I [Red Heart Symbol] NY in a typeface (font) known as American Typewriter. Let’s find out who designed this popular logo and how it came about.
The Willis Tower is a 442 m (1,451 ft) tower located in Chicago, Illinois. This building was formally known as the Sears Tower until its name change in July 2009. The Willis Tower was completed in 1973 and at that time it was the tallest building in the world and held that rank for close to 25 years. It is currently the tallest building in the United States and is the seventh tallest freestanding structure in the world. The Willis Tower has 108 floors and 3 basement level floors. It is a popular tourist destination due to its observation deck known as the Skydeck on the 103rd floor, which allows visitors to view the plains of Illinois across Lake Michigan, Indiana, Michigan, and as far as Wisconsin on clear days.
The George Washington Bridge is a well known suspension bridge that spans the Hudson River to connect Fort Lee, New Jersey, and Washington Heights, New York City. The bridge has 2 levels and a total of 14 lanes for vehicle travel, along with paths for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It can carry more vehicles than any other bridge in the world and it is reported to be the world’s busiest vehicle bridge with more than 106 million vehicles making the trip each year. The bridge is also a popular landmark and has been described as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Let’s find out who designed this structure.
The Heisman Trophy is an annual award for the most outstanding college football player in the country. The award was founded in 1935 as the Downtown Athletic Club (DAC) trophy, which was renamed the year later after the death of the club’s first athletic director, John Heisman. It is the oldest overall trophy in college football and is the most prestigious individual award. Since 1977 the presentation of the trophy has been broadcast on television. Most winners of the Heisman go on to play professional football and are taken with an early round draft picks. The trophy itself is well recognized and features a footballer in the classic stiff arm pose. Let’s find out who designed the Heisman.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most well known landmarks in the world. It is a belltower located in Italy that started to sink into the ground during construction. Despite attempts to correct this, the tower has continued to slowly sink which has caused the tower to lean considerably. Despite the obvious engineering failure the site has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and tourists flock to photograph and climb this unusual structure. In 1987 the tower was made a UNESCO World Heritage site as a part of the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) site. Let’s find out who designed the tower.
Zirconium is a gray-white metal with a similar appearance to titanium. It is a chemical element represented by the symbol Zr and atomic number 40. It is never found as a free metal because it reacts with water, but it is present in more than 140 minerals. The name zirconium comes from the mineral zircon, which is the most important source of the metal. The largest deposits of this mineral are found in Australia, Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and the United States. Australia and South Africa are the largest miners of the mineral. The mineral zircon has been known since ancient times, it was even recorded in the bible, but the discovery of the pure metal didn’t occur until much later.
Comic sans is a modern typeface, commonly incorrectly called a font, that was modeled on the fonts used in comic books. It was originally intended as a casual typeface to appeal to children, but quickly became popular with people of all ages. It began to be used in more professional settings and this unintended usage has led to a large amount of criticism against using a casual typeface for professional work. It is for this reason that it is sometimes referred to as “the most hated font in the world.”
The Augusta National Golf Club, is one of the most famous golf courses in the world. It opened in 1933 and a year later played host to the prestigious Masters Tournament, which is still hosted at the course to this day. Augusta National is a private men’s golf club with exclusive membership and is not open to the public. The course design has received many honors over the years and is constantly ranked in the top 100 courses in the world. Continue reading to find out who designed this most famous course.
Coca-Cola, best known simply as Coke, is one of the most recognizable brands on the planet. The company’s most famous product bears the same name and is a carbonated soft drink with a secret recipe. This recipe was formulated by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886 and has become the most popular soft drinks in the world. Part of the success of the company can be traced back to the company’s many successful advertising campaigns that have increased the awareness of the brand to unprecedented levels. This means that the Coca-Cola logo is one of the best recognized in the world.