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Washington Square Arch

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If you're looking for a slice of history in the heart of New York City, you have to check out the Washington Square Arch. The best time to visit would be during the weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds, and to take in the beautiful architecture in peace.

Interesting things to know about Washington Square Arch

  • Fun fact: The Washington Square Arch was built in 1892 to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States.
  • Curiosity: The Washington Square Arch is modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
  • Interesting fact: The Washington Square Arch is made of Tuckahoe marble and stands at a height of around 79 feet (24 meters).

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