5 Jul 2015

19 of the world’s iconic landmarks before they were finished

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high.
Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970

1. The Empire State Building – 1931

2. The Statue of Liberty – 1885

3. The Eiffel Tower – 1888

4. Tower Bridge, London – 1892

5. U.S. Capitol Building – 1861

6. Flatiron Building – 1902

7. Lincoln Memorial – 1920

8. The Golden Gate Bridge – 1936

9. Chrysler Building – 1930

10. Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 1931

11. Hoover Dam – 1932

12. Mount Rushmore – 1933

13. Space Needle, Seattle – 1961

14. Gateway Arch, St. Louis – 1965

15. Sydney Opera House – 1966

16. World Trade Center – 1970

17. Luxor, Las Vegas – 1993

18. Petronas Towers, Malaysia – 1995

19. Burj Khalifa – 2008


1 comment:

  1. Definitely, to get more oomph out of the Statue of Liberty, it should be placed at the tip of Manhattan Island where its scale can be appreciated. It is wasted and poorly located on that islet.

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