Historical Photos Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished

The world’s most iconic landmarks are a big draw for tourists from around the world. But these historical landmarks are not just tourist attractions, they often serve as a milestone in history or a remarkable event in time.

Washington Monument, ca. 1860
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Library of Congress

Photographers love landmarks, especially the challenge to capture it differently from all the average angles and classic shots. Even when these iconic landmarks were build, photographers couldn’t resist to capture it forever. We are glad that they did, because it gives us awesome insights.

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U.S. Capitol Building, 1861
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Library of Congress

The Statue of Liberty, 1885
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Wikimedia Commons

The Eiffel Tower, 1888
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Public Domain

Tower Bridge, London, 1892
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Public Domain

Flatiron Building, 1902
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Library Of Congress

Manhattan Bridge, 1909
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Library Of Congress

Lincoln Memorial, 1920
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The U.S. National Archives

Chrysler Building, 1930
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AP

Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, 1931
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Creative Commons

The Empire State Building, 1931
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Lewis Wickes Hine / New York Public Library

Hoover Dam, 1932
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Library Of Congress

Mount Rushmore, 1933
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U.S. National Park Service

The Golden Gate Bridge, 1936
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Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

The Atomium, 1958
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The Observist

Sydney Opera House, ca. 1960
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Cultural Collections

Space Needle, 1961
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Seattle Municipal Archives

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, 1965
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AP

World Trade Center, 1970
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New York Times

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