The city has many skyscrapers, and the tallest building is the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. In New York City, downtown refers to the south part of the Manhattan, midtown refers to the middle of Manhattan, and uptown refers to the northern part of the borough.
In midtown Manhattan, Times Square is an intersection with many large digital displays at the intersection of 2 avenues. It is where the ball drop takes place on New Years each year.
The United Nations (UN), is located on the east side of Manhattan.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is based in dowtown Manhattan.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, is a tall structure in the New York harbor.
Many districts and monuments in New York City are major landmarks, including three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013. A record 66.6 million tourists visited New York City in 2019. Times Square is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. Many of the city's landmarks, skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world, as is the city's fast pace, spawning the term New York minute.