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HISTORIC LOWER MANHATTAN

HISTORIC LOWER MANHATTAN
New York, New York, United States
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BACKGROUND

In 1625, Dutch settlers founded New Amsterdam on a stretch of land that would eventually grow into one of the world’s most famous and populous cities. New York was briefly the fledgling nation’s first capital, when the colonies achieved independence from England in 1776. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

World Monuments Fund added Historic Lower Manhattan as the 101st site on the 2002 Watch to show support for the mourning city and highlight the challenges of reconstruction and recovery ahead. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Historic Lower Manhattan contains hundreds of landmarks, cultural heritage sites, and architectural gems, including some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Trinity church was once the tallest structure in New York while the Woolworth Building was once the tallest in the world. (...)