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20 Of The World's Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished

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1. The Empire State Building – 1931

Lewis Wickes Hine / New York Public Library

2. The Statue of Liberty – 1885

Wikimedia Commons

3. The Eiffel Tower – 1888

Public Domain

4. Tower Bridge, London – 1892

Public Domain

5. U.S. Capitol Building – 1861

Library Of Congress

6. Flatiron Building – 1902

Library Of Congress

7. Lincoln Memorial – 1920

The http://U.S. National Archives

8. The Golden Gate Bridge – 1936

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

9. Chrysler Building – 1930

AP

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

creative commons

11. Hoover Dam – 1932

Library of Congress

12. Mount Rushmore – 1933

http://U.S. National Park Service

13. Space Needle, Seattle – 1961

14. Gateway Arch, St. Louis – 1965

AP

15. Sydney Opera House – 1966

16. World Trade Center – 1970

Ed Ford / AP

17. Luxor, Las Vegas – 1993

wikimedia commons

18. Petronas Towers, Malaysia – 1995

http://C.f.tham / Associated Press

19. Burj Khalifa – 2008

Imre Solt

20. One World Trade Center – 2012

Mario Tama / Getty Images
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