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The Humble Beginnings of Famous Structures!

Great and rare photos during construction of some of the most famous structures in history, that we all know well in their completed form, but rarely have we seen photos from the times they were actually built. From the photos we can estimate the amount of hard work that went into building these huge engineering and architectural projects.

 

Building the Tower Bridge. Year: 1893

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building great structures


building great structures


Creating the Statue Of Liberty during the 1870s.

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building great structures


building great structures


The monumental Capitol is built, during the 1860s.

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building great structures


building great structures


Before it was Disneyland, it took a lot of work. Photos from 1954.

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building great structures


building great structures


The giant project of building the Titanic, work lasted from 1909-11.

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building great structures


building great structures


building great structures


building great structures


building great structures


The construction of the statue Christ The Redeemer, Rio, Brazil. Years 1926-1931.

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building great structures


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The famous Mount Rushmore being designed and sculpted 80 years ago. Year: 1933.

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building great structures


building great structures


building great structures


A triumph of engineering - the Golden Gate Bridge. Year: 1933-37

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building great structures


building great structures


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Creating the tallest building in the world at the time - the Empire State Building.
Year 1929-31. 

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building great structures


The great Hoover Dam. Years 1931-36.

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Sculpting the beautiful Lincoln Memorial. Years 1914-22.

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Building a legendary castle - Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria. Years 1868-1884.

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building great structures


building great structures


building great structures


One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York. Year: 1955.

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Submitted by: David G.

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