Category: North America

More than 150 square kilometers of the New York metropolitan area are park and play areas. Central Park in the middle of Manhattan was designed as early as 1850 and, at 340 hectares, is the largest park in Manhattan (larger than Monaco). The numerous quays and docks on the Hudson and East Rivers are also striking. In a national comparison, however, the ports of New York lost their supremacy in the 20th century. Today the ports along the Mississippi between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and in Galveston / Houston are ahead of those of New York and New Jersey in terms of handling volume.

Detroit – Use and Change of a Downtown
The map shows downtown Detroit, to the west by the John Lodge Freeway (named for a mayor of the 1920s), to the north by the Fisher Freeway (named after a body shop), to the east by the Chrysler Freeway (named after the automobile manufacturer) and is bounded in the south by the Detroit River as a riverfront.

Typically, US cities are characterized by a checkerboard, orthogonal street network. This is not the case with the downtown Detroit road network. The freeways in Detroit are cut roughly in the middle by three main axes that meet in the heart of downtown on Campus Martius: Michigan Avenue, Gratiot Avenue and Woodward Avenue. The latter, once the city’s central shopping street, now runs through the downtown area as the “main artery”. It is named after Augustus B. Woodward, the first chief justice of the Michigan Territory. Woodward has planned the five main avenues, including Grand River Avenue (between Woodward and Michigan Avenue) and Jefferson Avenue, which run from downtown Detroit in different directions through the state of Michigan.

As the capital of the Michigan Territory, Detroit was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1805. Woodward drafted a plan for the reconstruction of the city, which is based on the plan of Washington D. C. from 1791 in its floor plans. Characteristic of this design are wide avenues and main streets that radiate out from central squares with striking monumental buildings or landmarks. The radial street layout probably goes back to the layout of Karlsruhe, a city layout from the era of absolutism. The arrangement of the main streets, which lead to a central square, emphasized the center of the earthly world, the seat of the godlike monarch. In the case of Detroit, the aim was to use a symbol to emphasize the city center. For more information about the continent of North America, please check

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