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America's stunning architectural marvels

Last updated on: December 8, 2011 10:34 IST

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Many cities in United States are a hub of global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.

New York City's financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, is dubbed as the financial capital of the world.

The United States prides to have some of the most stunning skyscrapers, bridges and parks.
Here's a look at some of the most stunning buildings in the US cities...

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Image: Capitale in Chinatown.
Photographs: Scott Gries/Getty Images.

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The building's name has been changed to Willis Tower after London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings moved into the building.

The building, once the tallest in the world, was built in the 1970s to house the offices of the then largest retailer in the world Sears, Roebuck & Co.

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Image: The Sear's Tower rises above the skyline in Chicago, Illinois.
Photographs: Scott Olson/Getty Images.

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A boat passes by the Trump Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

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Image: Trump Tower.
Photographs: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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The US Bank Tower, formerly known as the Library Tower in Los Angeles, California.

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Image: The US Bank Tower.
Photographs: David McNew/Getty Images.

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An artist's rendering provided by the Fordham Company depicts the newly proposed 2,000-foot Fordham Spire skyscraper, to be built in Chicago and designed by architect Santiago Calatrava.

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Image: Getty Images.
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Traffic passes the Nasdaq market site in New York city.

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Image: Nasdaq market site.
Photographs: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images.
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The Empire State Building, one of the world's most iconic buildings in New York city. Malkin Holdings LLC., the family-owned company that supervises the portfolio of office properties that includes the Empire State Building, has filed notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission acknowledging that it may become a publicly traded company.

The filing could pave the way for an Initial Public Offering, or IPO, thus making the Empire State Building part of a publicly traded real estate investment company.  

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Image: Empire State Building.
Photographs: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

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The Deutsche Bank headquarters in New York city.

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Image: Deutsche Bank headquarters.
Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images.

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A sign marks Bear Stearns headquarters on Park Avenue in New York city.

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Image: Bear Stearns headquarters.
Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images.
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The Citigroup headquarters building rises above Park Avenue in New York City.

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Image: Citigroup headquarters .
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Exterior view of Louis Vuitton tent at the Louis Vuitton 150th Anniversary party and store opening celebration in New York city.

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Image: Louis Vuitton tent.
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The Solaire is the country's first environmentally responsible residential tower and consumes 35 percent less energy and 50 percent less potable water than typical buildings.

The building is equipped with solar panels and is the first new residential construction in lower Manhattan since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Image: Pedestrians walk past the new Solaire building, an environmentally engineered or "green" residential tower in the lower Manhattan neighborhood.
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Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum was completed in 1959.

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Image: Traffic moves past the front of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
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The former Philip Morris office building, now called Altria in New York city.

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Image: Altria in New York.
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The landmark Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Brooklyn, is seen through the large windows of the new Atlantic Terminal Pavilion of the Long Island Rail Road.

The light-filled atrium, six years in the making, is built of limestone, granite and glass and connects New York's storied Long Island Rail Road to ten subway lines, serving 50,000 commuters daily.

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Image: Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.
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A general view of the Tiffany & Co. store at the Fashion Show mall during the store's grand opening on September 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Image: Tiffany and Co store.
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People walk through a mall in New York City.

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Image: A mall in New York City.
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One World Trade Center (New York)

One World Trade Center is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

The 105-storey skyscraper when completed in 2013 will be the tallest building in the United States and one of the tallest in the world.


Image: One World Trade Center.


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