New York facts Selected as the most interesting among North America related questions in North America quiz If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of the Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of the Hudson Bay!Created by: globalquiz.orgsailing facts » What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?It was built quickly and under budget. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totaled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.Created by: globalquiz.orgskyscrapers facts » Which skyscraper was the longest holder of the "World’s Tallest Building" title?Empire State Building held the title for 42 years since 1931. It was surpassed by the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1972. An early-1970s proposal to dismantle the spire and replace it with an additional 11 floors, which would have made it once again the world's tallest at the time, was considered but ultimately rejected.Created by: globalquiz.orgbuildings facts » Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?Newspaper publisher. James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was publisher of the New York Herald. He sponsored many sport and exploration events, including the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone. He established three Gordon Bennett Cups : for international yachting, for automobile races and for balooning. The last one continues to this day.Created by: globalquiz.orgtrophies facts » Where is this well known spiral gallery located in?New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building of the Guggenheim Museum is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Its unique ramp gallery extends from just under the skylight in the ceiling in a long, continuous spiral until it reaches the ground level.Created by: Kasiamuseums facts » Where is the UN headquarters located at?In New York. The site of the United Nations Headquarters has extraterritoriality status. Journalists, when reporting from the complex, often use "United Nations" rather than "New York" as the identification of their location in recognition of the extraterritoriality.Created by: KasiaUnited Nations facts » Where is New York?At point 1. The easily recognizable Long Island extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor. It is both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States. Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of North America facts » Play North America quiz and see all the questions.