[2014] Naveen Towhid (Cramer 2014/2015): Mount Rushmore

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[2014] Naveen Towhid (Cramer 2014/2015): Mount Rushmore

Mount RushmoreThe southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Led by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, work on the project began in 1927 and was finally completed in 1941. Over that time period, some 400 workers erected the sculpture under dangerous conditions, removing a total of 450,000 tons of rock in order to create the enormous carved heads, each of which reached a height of 60 feet (18 meters). In sculptor Gutzon Borglum’s original design, the four presidents were meant to be represented from the waist up, but insufficient funding brought the carving to a halt after completion of their faces. Known as the Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore welcomes upwards of 2 million visitors every year, and is one of America’s most popular tourist attractions.

Mount Rushmore lies in the U.S. state of South Dakota and features the colossal sculpture of the heads of four U.S. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The mountain is located in the Black Hills in the southwestern part of the state, about 25 miles 40 kilometers southwest of Rapid City and just north of Custer State.

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