New York Heritage photo exposition in Tunis

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MM. Mohamed El Aziz Ben Achour, Minister of Culture and the Preservation of Monuments, and Robert F. Godec, Ambassador of the United States of America in Tunisia, inaugurated yesterday evening at the National Library of Tunisia, a photo exhibition entitled''The architectural heritage of New York'', in the presence of men of culture and diplomats accredited to Tunis.

This exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Preservation of Monuments and the National Cultural Committee, in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America.

It is an exhibition, which includes about 80 black and white photos, framed and accompanied by captions that provide lighting cultural, historical and architectural on public and private buildings in New York City, restored during the 20th century by American and European architects.

The photographs were taken by some fifty known photographers or single students who have captured the spirit of New York.

These photos, it was Roosevelt''''Birth Place, a national historic site, built in 1848 and expanded in 1916,''''Central Park, the first large public park that combines beautifully of architectural and landscape features, Patrik'''''s Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the United States,''and''Columbia University, the oldest college in New York State.

Included on the bill as''New York Exchange Building''or Wall Street, the first center of financial activity in New York,''''Flatiron Building, a skyscraper, the most famous and eccentric that City and Manhattan Bridge Approach''or''the Manhattan Bridge established on the East River.

On this occasion, Mr. Ben Achour focused on the long relationships between Tunisia and the United States of America, especially in the cultural field, expressing his admiration for the rich cultural and architectural heritage of American cities, including New York.
For his part, Mr. Robert F. Godec welcomed the achievements made by Tunisia in all fields, noting that this event is in line with the fruitful cultural exchange between the two countries.

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