What is America to me…. – USA Vacation Tours &; Packages from Gujarat
United States of America, world’s greatest democracy, the global centre of Creation, Business & Entrepreneurship, is perceived by people in different ways. We find that many times people appreciate America but they do not know the hard work, commitments, efforts, risks which the people of America have put in and are putting in, making this country a super power in all respects.
As a traveler we will see,
1) Developed cities with sky scrapers
2) Try luck with Casinos
3) Shopping at world’s biggest malls
4) Visit to the amazing national parks
5) Experience the wonders’ of the world ” Niagara Falls”
6) Different cruise options from different cruise liners from different coastline
7) Visit to different theme parks
8) Enjoy the international cuisine and so on!!!!
We would like to emphasize on the wonders done in the pages of America’s History by the immigrants from all over the world!!! People have dreamt big and worked hard day and night to achieve their dreams!! Some of the examples are,
1) Empire State Building
2) Rail road network
3) Hoover dam
4) Panama Canal
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
On March 17 1930, the construction of the Empire State Building began, With a peak labor force of 3,000 men, framework rose at a rate of 4 ½ stories per week, and was completed on November 13. The Empire State Building rises to 443.09 meters at the 102nd floor. The Empire State Building was the first building to have more than 100 floors. It has 6,500 windows and 73 elevators, and there are 1,860 steps from street level to the 102nd floor. The building’s opening coincided with the Great Depression in the United States, and as a result much of its office space was initially unrented. The building houses 1,000 businesses and approximately 21,000 employees work in the building each day, making the Empire State Building the second-largest single office complex in America.
Imagine in 1930, when most part of the world were still struggling to learn the modern construction methods, Americans built this 100 floor wonderful structure and that also in just 18 months.
We salute the American spirit for this.
PACIFIC RAIL ROAD
The First Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S. was built across North America in the 1860s, linking the railroad network of the eastern U.S. with California on the Pacific coast. Finished on May 10, 1869 it created a nationwide mechanized transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American.
The principal mainline railroads concentrated their efforts on moving freight and passengers over long distances.
Railroad that operates 8,400 locomotives over 31,390 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. On December 31, 1925, It operated 9,834 route-miles and 15,265 track-miles. At the end of 1980, Union Pacific operated 9,266 route-miles and 15,647 miles of track. More than 4000 people contributed in the construction of rail road.
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover.
Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.
- Length of Hoover dam 1,244 ft (379 m)
- Hoover Dam was constructed in five years
- Height of Hoover dam 726.4 ft (221.4 m)
- There were 112 deaths associated with the construction of the dam.
- It furnishes water and electrical power to six states. Hoover Dam generates about 2000 megawatts of power. The dam now provides electricity to 29 million Americans.
The history of the Panama Canal goes back almost to the earliest explorers of the Americas. The narrow land bridge between North and South America offers a unique opportunity to create a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
France began work on the canal in 1881, but had to stop because of engineering problems and high mortality due to disease. The United States took over the project in 1904, and took a decade to complete the canal, which was officially opened on August 15, 1914. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.
Today, the canal continues to be not only a viable commercial venture, but also a vital link in world shipping.
SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER
NASA – NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION
NASA powers inspiration that encourages future generations to explore, learn and build a better future.
Fifty years after its founding, the national Aeronautics and spaces Administration arguably leads the world in exploration, standing on the shoulders of a long line of explorers throughout history. Its astronauts have circled the world, walked on the moon, piloted the first winged spacecraft, and constructed the international space station, Its robotic spacecraft have studied earth, visited all the planets (and soon the dwarf planet Pluto), imaged the universe at many wavelengths, and peered back to the beginnings of time, Its scramjet aircraft have reached the aeronautical frontier, travelling 7,000 miles per hour, 10 times the speed of sound, setting the world`s record. How did an agency with such varied accomplishments come into existence? That’s Why you must visit NASA when you go to USA.
Apart from this, there were many areas like oil industry, aviation industry, automobile industry where they have worked so hard and created the revolution!!! Visit Flamingo’s American Dreams tour to experience all the above wonders of USA!!
We salute to the American spirit of creation & entrepreneur.
For us America is,
The great leaders like Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, F. D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther.
The great businessmen like Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and so many.
The great scientists like Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, and Alexander G. Bell
The great Hollywood Stars like Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Elvis Presley, and many more.
The great Sports persons like Michael Phelps, Serena Williams and many more.
America stands up due to its people, its democracy, its desire to accept all Religions and encouragement of creation.