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Monday, 21 January 2019

The World's 20 Most Iconic Landmarks Photographed Before They Were Completed

Take a look at 20 of the world's most iconic landmarks decades before they became the famous destinations that they are today. These rare photographs give us awesome insights as to how these magnificent structures looked like as they were being constructed.
I believe a huge thank you to their respective photographers for these classic shots are in order. Enjoy!
1. U.S. Capitol Building, 1861
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Library Of Congress
2. The Statue of Liberty, 1885
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Wikimedia Commons
3. The Eiffel Tower, 1888
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Public Domain
4. Tower Bridge, London, 1892
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Public Domain
5. Flatiron Building, 1902
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Library Of Congress
6. Lincoln Memorial, 1920
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The U.S. National Archives
7. Chrysler Building, 1930
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AP
8. The Empire State Building, 1931
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Lewis Wickes Hine / New York Public Library
9. Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1931
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Creative Commons
10. Hoover Dam, 1932
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Library of Congress
11. Mount Rushmore, 1933
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U.S. National Park Service
12. The Golden Gate Bridge, 1936
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Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
13. Space Needle, Seattle, 1961
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Flickr / seattlemunicipalarchives
14. Gateway Arch, St. Louis, 1965
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AP
15. Sydney Opera House, 1966
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Flickr / oakleystudios
16. World Trade Center, 1970
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Ed Ford / AP
17. Luxor, Las Vegas, 1993
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Wikimedia Commons
18. Petronas Towers, Malaysia, 1995
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C.f.tham / Associated Press
19. Burj Khalifa, 2008
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Imre Solt
20. One World Trade Center, 2012
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