November 6 marks election day in the United States and voters head to the polls to elect a candidate in a hard fought race for the White House (nanoblock version pictured above) . But, while politics may divide people, there are symbols of America that bring people together and serve as visual representations of United States and what the nation is about. Here is a small selection of some of these American icons, modeled using nanoblocks:
The Statue Of Liberty serves as an icon of American values the world around. Also known as Liberty Enlightening The World, Lady Liberty is best summed up by the lines: Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Taken from the sonnet, The New Colossus, the lines are inscribed on a bronze plaque located in a museum at the Statue’s base.
The 1,250 Ft tall Empire State Building is one of the most notable buildings located in New York City. Built in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building the world for more than 40 years. The building has also managed to keep up with the times, gaining LEED certification in September, 2011.
The USS Enterprise Aircraft carrier began service in 1962 and is a whopping 1,123 feet long. In fact, the Enterprise is the longest naval vessel in the world and has a crew of more than 4,600 and has capacity of up to 90 aircraft. The Enterprise has been the longest serving Aircraft carrier in the US Navy’s history and is set to be decommissioned in 2013.
Politics aside, it is always good to step back once in a while and marvel at and truly appreciate the icons and symbols of America.