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New York and its monuments in your pocket with Monument Tracker

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Entertaining app to discover historical treasures of the city of New York with : Treasure hunt (not only for kids), augmented reality, itineraries, personalization with your own pictures, comics, revealing vanished monuments, postcard from virtual to real, push.
This new App will give you amusement, running, kids enthusiasm and will challenge your culture.
“My kids loved it, they actually made me discover the city” P.L.
“I hate kids, I became one” X.H.
“Functions for everyone inside, culture becomes a game” C.B.
“Well done, exhaustive and pertinent” S.B.
“Never imagined I could learn so easily” F.T.
“When a site fascinates me now I know why and more “M.C.
“I am a Fan, I collect them all trip after trip” V.T.

European Laureate for creative and innovative in Heritage enhancement, there is nothing more exhaustive than Monument Tracker ( 600 000 users).
Engaged in Monuments conservation – crowdfunding for Pantheon and Mont Saint Michel in partnership with “Centre des Monuments Nationaux”

Real Plus :

– offline version to avoid roaming
– own pictures brought in the app as emotions collector
– comics animations
– geolocation and push : no search, monuments reveal their history when you walk by
– easy and intuitive use
– all monuments and sites explained
– quiz to challenge your culture
– themed itineraries
– showing how ruins or vanished monuments were
– augmented reality
– usefull agenda for events and shows
using GPS (not internet)

 

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Top 10 New York landmarks

he Monument Tracker team selected a list of monuments available in the application Monument Tracker New York.

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Brooklyn Bridge

onnecting Manhattan to Brooklyn, he is one of the most famous, longest and oldest suspension bridges. Designed by John Roebling, who died in an accident at the start of construction, it was built between 1867 and 1883 by his son severely wounded there and who entrusted the completion to his wife. Many workers lost their lives as well as visitors panicked. Barnum demonstrated strength in producing his circus in there. Roebling built the 6 times stronger than expected which allowed the bridge to withstand up to now. 2 km long, it stretches between two stone towers decorated with pointed arches. Once used by trains and trams, it is now restricted to cars, cyclists and pedestrians on two separate levels.

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Central Park

Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world and was built in 1873 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Rectangular in shape, it covers 341 acres (4 km x 0.8). He is known for his huge lawn (Great Lawn), forests of elms and four artificial lakes: “the tank” and its famous trotting track, “The Lake” navigable in summer and in winter weathering, “Harlem Meer” more trees and “The Pond” more serene. The only building is “Belvedere” occupied by the Meteorological Observatory. There is also the famous Strawberry Fields in memory of John Lennon. More than 300 species of animals live there and 18 people. There are 31 sculptures, including a true obelisk (“Cleopatra’s Needle”) offered by Egypt.

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Gare Grand Central

Grand Central Station: the world’s largest train station, Beaux Arts was built in 1913 by Reed & Stern and Warren & Wetmore architects when electric trains replaced those steam. Previous stations, it retains the impressive glass roof covering the tracks (1871) and the facade of the 42 ° street (1900) with its huge clock and sculptures by Jules Felix Coutan representing Hermes, Mercury and Minerva. The station was remodeled in 1998 and the magnificent ceiling studded regained its splendor. The Vanderbilt Hall is regularly used for events and the station also metro station, is a real commercial center and an icon of American cinema

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Empire State Building

Empire State Building: emblematic monument of the State of New York (Empire State), it dates from 1931, measuring 381 meters (448 with added air in 1952), has 102 floors and 1860 steps. The most spectacular is its panoramic 360 ° and 73 high-speed elevators. Has lost its title of the highest skyscraper in the world, however, he regained the top spot in NY after the destruction of the World Trade Center. Art deco style, the work of William Lamb, illuminated according to national celebrations, is a great protagonist of American cinema: remember King Kong!

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Flat Iron Building

Building Iron: work of Daniel Burnham dated 1902, this building is known for its extravagant shape likened to an iron, the tip is less than two meters. It was built in glazed bricks on an innovative steel structure for the time, in a style inspired by the beautiful French arts. It measures 87 meters high, has 22 floors and mainly houses offices, including, fictional, the hero of “Spider-Man”.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

It was built in 1959 by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Guggenheim Foundation which he is most famous museum. Its architecture with lots of curves is in contradiction with the famous skyscrapers in New York and a challenge at the time to expose the masterpieces it contains, which he also has no more than 3% . The visit is carried out from the upper floor through a ramp that takes place in a spiral around a skylight covered by a canopy. There are now 8 Guggenheim museums in the world and a gallery in Soho.

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Lincoln Center of Performing Arts

Lincoln Center: architectural and cultural complex promoted by Rockefeller, it forms one of the largest concentrations of art institutions in the world. Of a total of 6.6 hectares are grouped, among other facilities, 7 prestigious theaters, the best known are the Metropolitan Opera (Harrison 1966 3,900 places), Avery Fisher Hall (orchestra seat NY Philharmonic directed by Abramovitz in 1962 with a capacity of 2,738 places), Alice Tully Hall (1,096 seats for chamber music, designed by Bellushi in 1969) and the David Koch Theatre (directed by Johnson & Burgee in 1964 which houses the seats NY City Ballet and the New York City Opera).

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Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center: real city as desired by the Rockefeller family, the founders, the center has 19 buildings for professional, commercial and recreational. It was built between 1930 and 1939 in full Depression then further enlarged after the war. Designed by many artists in a style art deco rather, it is decorated with numerous constantly renewed squares and gardens, monumental statues (including Atlas Lee Lawrie and Prometheus Paul Manship) and reliefs, sculptures, mosaics and frescoes illustrating the function of the buildings and the internationality of the site. Since 1936, the Rockefeller Plaza is transformed into a skating rink every winter and every year erected a huge Christmas tree. Auction found the famous auction house Christie’s in there …

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Eglise Saint Patrick

St. Patrick’s Cathedral: work of James Renwick, Jr., this Catholic Gothic church is the largest in the US. Its construction started in 1853, interrupted by the Civil War and was completed in 1878. Its large size (183 meters long, 84 wide and 101 high – huge ship can accommodate 2,500 people) are minimized by colossal skyscrapers that surround it. Its magnificent interior decoration is characterized by the use of marble and stained glass. Many religious are buried there, including three canonization process. It honors St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, which since 1766 celebrated on March 17, a big parade in the 5th Avenue.

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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty: work of Frederic Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, completed in 1886, it was a gift from France to mark the first centenary of American independence (July 4, 1776). High of 46 meters (93 with the base), it consists of copper plates riveted to a metal frame and rests on a stone pedestal and base in star shape. It represents a woman draped brandishing a torch in her right hand and the Declaration of Independence in his left hand. On his head a crown evokes the seven continents. At his feet, broken chains symbolize freedom. True national emblem, it stands proudly at the entrance to New York harbor, near the famous Ellis Island where landed immigrants. Since 11 September 2001, the visits are limited to the base museum and draconian security measures.

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Time Square

Times Square the “Crossroads of the World” takes its name from the NY Times who set up its offices in 1904. Meeting place, it hosts the main celebrations of the country of the new year when a light ball is dropped for a final countdown . To celebrate the end of the Second World War and the passage of the millennium, it regrouped over 2 million people. Particularly lively in the early twentieth century because of its high concentration of venues, she fell out of favor during the Great Depression when the sex shops replaced the theaters. Fortunately rehabilitated in the 90s, it is characterized by its neon signs, huge stores and ceaseless activity.

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Wall Street

This skyscraper office 71 floors and 282 meters high was built in 1930 by Severance and Matsui for the Bank of Manhattan as part of the race for the tallest tower in the world, a title he retained only two months . It was purchased and restored by Donald Trump in 1996 and took the name. It is distinguished by its pyramidal roof covered copper and ended with a Gothic spire, damaged by a plane crash in 1946 and renovated.

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Washington Square

Popular place for walking and starting point of the famous 5 ° Avenue, is located in the equally famous Greenwich Village. It was established in 1826 on an old eccentric old cemetery where lie thousands still destitute and victims of yellow fever. It is symbolized by the Arc of Washington, Stanford White work done in marble in 1895 to replace a plaster erected six years earlier to commemorate the centennial of Washington’s presidency. Almost entirely paved, it is with a fountain, flower beds, infantile areas and tables to play chess. There is a statue of Garibaldi offered by Italy in 1888, signed Giovanni Turini. Close to the University (NYU), it is very popular with students. Trivia: In 1961, the popular singers after the war became undesirable and were vigorously removed from the park (“hunting beatniks”).

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