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New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
Deconstructing History: Statue of Liberty
Deconstructing History: Statue of LibertyVideo Clip (1:29)
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How many steps are there to the crown of the Statue of Liberty? Find out that and other facts and figures about America's most recognizable symbol of freedom.
Developing the Empire State Building
Developing the Empire State BuildingVideo Clip (3:12)
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When it was completed in 1931, New York's Empire State building was the world's tallest skyscraper. What was the driving force behind the design of this massive structure?
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn BridgeVideo Clip (3:08)
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Linking the borough of Brooklyn with Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge stands as a marvel of engineering.
Arrival at Ellis Island
Arrival at Ellis IslandVideo Clip (3:44)
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Seen from inbound ships, the Statue of Liberty was an emotional welcome for immigrants coming to America. Hear from those who remember their first glimpse of this symbol of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Detained at Ellis Island
Detained at Ellis IslandVideo Clip (1:54)
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Immigrants detained on Ellis Island for legal or medical reasons spent a night in the Ferry Building. Hear the stories of those who lived this through unforgettable experience.
Super Cities: New York City
Super Cities: New York CityVideo Clip (9:17)
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Central Park was intricately designed to fulfill the rural needs of urban dwellers.
Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President
Teddy Roosevelt Becomes PresidentVideo Clip (3:56)
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Theodore Roosevelt was William McKinley's vice president until tragedy struck and Roosevelt landed in McKinley's seat.
History Uncut: Construction of the Empire State Building
History Uncut: Construction of the Empire State BuildingVideo Clip (1:26)
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Upon its completion in 1931, the Empire State Building in New York City was the world's tallest building. Check out original footage of its construction.
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