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21 World’s Most Famous Landmarks Before They Were Completed

A collection of photos of the most iconic landmarks looked like while they were still under construction.

Some of the famous structures in this set include The Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, London’s Tower Bridge, Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, as well as modern buildings Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Center.

 

1. The Eiffel Tower – 1888

The Eiffel Tower 1888

 

2. Flatiron Building – 1902

Flatiron Building 1902

 

3. Sydney Opera House – 1966

Sydney Opera House 1966
2 Sydney Opera House 1966 3 Sydney Opera House 1966 4 Sydney Opera House 1966 5 Sydney Opera House 1966

 

4. The Statue of Liberty – 1885

The Statue of Liberty 1885
The Statue of Liberty 2

5. Tower Bridge, London – 1892

Tower Bridge, London 1892
2 Tower Bridge, London 3 Tower Bridge, London 1892

 

6. U.S. Capitol Building – 1861

U.S. Capitol Building 1861

 

7. Manhattan Bridge, New York (Leon Moisseiff, 1901-1912)

Manhattan Bridge, New York 1901-1912
2 Manhattan Bridge, New York 1901-1912

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