25 Vintage Photos Of Your Favorite Landmarks Under Construction You’ve Probably Never Seen

Posted by , Updated on June 6, 2016

Admired by millions of tourists every year, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and many other iconic landmarks around the world were not built in a day. They all had to go through demanding construction processes that took long years, decades and sometimes even centuries before they were finished. One in particular is not even done yet and is slated for completion in 2027 after over 130 years of construction. To show you how incredibly challenging the construction of some of the world´s greatest architectural jewels might have been and still are, we compiled a list featuring 25 Vintage Photos Of Your Favorite Landmarks Under Construction You’ve Probably Never Seen.

25

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France (1887 - 1889)

Eiffel TowerImage: en.wikipedia.org
24

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (1959 - 1973)

Sydney Opera HouseImage: flickr.com
23

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium (1957 - 1958)

AtomiumImage: www.pinterest.com
22

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (1933 - 1937)

Golden Gate BridgeImage: www.nytimes.com
21

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1993 – 1996)

Petronas TowersImage: www.pinterest.com

20

Space Needle, Seattle, Washington (1961)

Space NeedleImage: flickr.com
19

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York (1869 – 1883)

Brooklyn BridgeImage: abcnews.go.com
18

Gherkin, London, United Kingdom (2001 – 2003)

GherkinImage: www.viewpictures.co.uk
17

Capitol, Washington DC (1793 – 1800)

CapitolImage: news.buzzbuzzhome.com
16

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2004 – 2009)

Burj KhalifaImage: en.wikipedia.org
15

Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom

Tower BridgeImage: www.telegraph.co.uk
14

Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York (1876 – 1886)

Statue of LibertyImage: 9bytz.com
13

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1926 – 1931)

Christ the RedeemerImage: tumblr.com
12

Epcot, Bay Lake, Florida (1979 – 1982)

EpcotImage: www.imagineeringdisney.com
11

Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada (1973 – 1976)

Olympic StadiumImage: news.buzzbuzzhome.com
10

Empire State Building, New York City, New York (1929 – 1931)

Empire State BuildingImage: mashable.com
9

Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France (1984 – 1989)

Louvre PyramidImage: commons.wikimedia.org
8

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (1994 – 1999)

Burj Al ArabImage: imgarcade.com
7

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (1945 – 1986)

HallgrimskirkjaImage: icelandreview.com
6

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri (1963 – 1965)

Gateway ArchImage: tumblr.com
5

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain (1882 – 2028, estimate)

Sagrada FamíliaImage: commons.wikimedia.org
4

Mount Rushmore, Keystone, South Dakota (1927 – 1939)

Mount RushmoreImage: commons.wikimedia.org
3

Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Germany (1869 – 1892)

Neuschwanstein CastleImage: en.wikipedia.org
2

Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois (2004 – 2006)

Cloud GateImage: jazminmedrano.wordpress.com
1

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan (1999 – 2004)

Taipei 101Image: flickr.com

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