04 january 2017, 02:33
Houston the fourth largest city in the southern United States in the state of Texas known as the manned spaceflight center, NASA and also as the center of the oil industry. In Houston is very hot and humid climate but that did not stop him from becoming one of the most successful business cities in America although there still remained places contesting that right. To combat the heat and humidity of the underground network of rooms with air conditioning which connects the skyscrapers of downtown.
Concrete superhighway can make you insensitive to the merits of Houston when you first approach it stretches for miles city. But look around you.
This city is really multicultural with a mixture of Nations without zoning in which you will see as a world-class painting and traditional folk art. In one Mall could easily coexist Vietnamese grocery store buffet with Venezuelan empanadas and expensive Texas butcher shop. But outside the city there is Space centre Houston Space Centre and the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico on the barrier island of Galveston Galveston Island.
The first settlement on the territory of the city of harrisburg was founded in 1826, was destroyed by the Mexican General Santa Ana in 1836. After the expulsion of the Mexicans in August of 1836, brothers Augustus and John Allen from new York bought territory near the ruined city and began to advertise it as future trade gate Texas.
They managed to persuade Congress of the Texas Republic to move to a new city named after the first President of Texas S., Houston. The government has been here two years in 1837-1839. The city grew mainly at the expense of the cotton trade. Important port value Houston acquired during the Civil war.
After the war the town became a railway junction in 1891 there were 12 railway lines. The first dock was built in 1840, the construction of the canal began in 1869. By the end of the 20th century, the port of Houston ranked third in the U.S. in terms of cargo turnover.
In 1901 in the vicinity of Houston the discovery of oil and the city became a center for the petrochemical industry.
Oil declares itself outlines blue-black wedge of the twin towers penzoil place of the architect Philip Johnson and gabled Republic Bank center of red granite. As extracted from the earth's black gold can be seen at the Houston Museum of natural science 1 Hermann Circle Drive, near Hermann Park. Among the exhibits of drilling and cleaning equipment is the model of an offshore oil installation.
Museum of fine arts 1001 Bissonnet men.
713-639-73-00 www.mfah.org stores a collection of native American and pre-Columbian art while the Department of contemporary art brings all.
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