Times Square used to be called Long Acre Square; it was named Times Square after it got a new subway station. In this photo from 1911, Times Square doesn’t have all the glitz, glam and neon lights that we’re used to seeing today.
The Christ the Redeemer statue was built in the ‘20s and was officially finished in 1931. It’s located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was created after church and state were separated and Brazilians feared that god would no longer be in their lives. Now he overlooks the entire city.
Now, Disneyland has an average of about 16.8 million visitors. But it is outdone by bigger sister park, Disney World. In 2014, just Disney World’s Magic Kingdom had 19.3 million visitors. EPCOT had 11.5 million and the Animal Kingdom had 10.4.
The Statue of Liberty, although an American landmark, was fully constructed in Paris between 1881 and 1884. It arrived in New York in 1885, but had to wait a year before it was erected because the pedestal was still not complete.
The Berlin wall was erected on Aug. 13, 1961, which was about 15 years into the Cold War. The wall actually consisted of two walls which separated East and West Germany. In between was an area referred to as the “death strip.”