The locals call it ''Indy''.
It’s short for Indianapolis – and the full name reflects the essence of the city better. It is a city with a aligned with the United States, but with a touch of Greek culture thanks to Jeremiah Sullivan, a judge of the local Supreme Court. He joined the name of the state that Indy dominates - Indiana - with the Greek word ''polis'' – ''city''. Thus, Indianapolis literally means "Indiana City".
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This ''Indiana City'' was selected as a new state capital in 1820 mainly due to its location – exactly in the center of Indiana state. Thus, its geographical proportions make it the most centrally located capital of all capitals.
It occupies a total area of 368.2sqm around about 6.7sqm of waterway. It is White River that makes up the main transportation artery of the city connecting it to Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit and Cleveland and on.
Such a network of interconnected cities converted Indianapolis into a major hub of regional trade. Thus, it is a city with a fast-developing industrial scene built mainly around manufacturing, as well contributing to finance and health care.
Despite the burden of industrialization, Indianapolis is still a child of such architecture luminaries as Alexander Ralston and Pierre L’Enfant who designed the cityscape of Indianapolis. Attractions include;
- Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest in the world
- White River Gardens occupies more than three acres of gardens and pathways along the White River
- Crown Hill Cemetery, the third largest cemetery in the United States, as well regarded as the "Best Walking Tour" in Indy by Indianapolis Monthly
- Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, the most famous monument in Indianapolis
This monument is a kind of a symbol of the city, as well as the Statue of Liberty symbolizes the whole America. Just imagine that this symbol of Indianapolis stands only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. The direction of local government to preserve the authentic cityscape is reflected in the ban on constructions higher than this national symbol. Thus, you won't find any structure higher than the 87m high monument.
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