Photos of famous buildings and monuments during their construction

Today we are lucky to be able to enjoy numerous buildings and monuments that are very famous. They are distributed all over the world and are a tourist attraction that pushes us to travel. You will see some of the best known below, but do not expect to see them as you see them now, since the photographs shown are of the construction process, which as you can imagine was very complex in most of them.

World Trade Center (New York, United States)

This very important place for Americans, especially after the attacks of September 11, 2001 , was rebuilt to become one of the most modern and tallest in the world. Before they were the Twin Towers and now it is a single building that pays tribute to all the people who died in the attacks. In the image, the construction of the World Trade Center, which began on August 5, 1966 and did not finish until April 4, 1973, which is when its doors were opened.

Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)

Eiffel Tower
It is probably the most famous monument in the world, the one that explains why France is a world power in tourism without having a climate as favorable as we have in almost all of the Spanish territory. This work of art began to be built in 1887. Initially it was called the 300-meter tower and it was designed by Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier, although the engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was in charge of building it. The work ended on March 15, 1889 thanks to the efforts of some 300 employees. Only one of them died, although it was on Sunday and because he lost his balance during a demonstration to his fiancée.

Tower Bridge (London, England)

Construction of the Victorian Neo-Gothic style of the Tower Bridge (Tower Bridge) began in the second half of the 19th century. The Prince of Wales inaugurated it on June 30, 1984, six years after the death of its creator, Horace Jones, and after eight years of work. Of course, it must be said that in its day they failed to appreciate its beauty, since the magazine specialized in architecture ‘The Builder’ described it as " monstrous and grotesque ".

The Shard (London, England)

We are not moving from London, but this time we have to talk about a much more modern construction. The Shard, also known as Shard of Glass, is a 95-storey skyscraper that in total measures 309.7 meters in height, making it the tallest building in the UK and the sixth tallest in Europe . They began to build it in March 2009 and it was inaugurated on July 6, 2012, just over three months after it was crowned.

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Manhattan Bridge (New York, United States)

This well-known bridge that crosses the East River in New York connects Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. The bridge was opened to traffic on December 31, 1909, after a great job by the Polish engineer Ralph Modjeski. It measures more than two kilometers in length and cost 22 million dollars , something that is not surprising considering that 30,000 tons of steel were used.

Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, North Korea)

In the capital of North Korea is its most emblematic building. Also known as Building 105 , it is 330 meters high and cost 750 million dollars to build. It was ready in 2011, which is when they finished glazing it. The press has made fun of the many times its opening to the public has been postponed, which has earned it to be described as "the worst building in the world."

Washington Monument (Washington DC, United States)

Everyone knows the great obelisk that was created as a memorial to the former president of the United States: George Washington . He won the War of Independence and that is why in 1884 they built this fantastic structure that in its day was the tallest in the world thanks to its 190 meters high. Of course, the joy lasted five years, because the Eiffel Tower took away that privilege by much difference.

Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)

Sydney Opera
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most beautiful buildings built in the 20th century . It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007 and its late creator, the Danish Jørn Utzon, could be proud of it. Work began in 1957 and its inauguration took place on October 20, 1973. Today it is the headquarters of the Australian Opera, the Sydney Theater Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Statue of Liberty (New York, United States)

Statue of Liberty
It is no coincidence that New York is one of the most visited cities in the world. There is another construction there that deserves all our admiration. It is the Statue of Liberty, an icon in the face of oppression that is on Liberty Island, next to the mouth of the Hudson River . The statue is by the French Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, while its interior structure is the work of Gustave Eiffel. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site in 1984.

Golden Gate Bride (San Francisco, United States)

I would dare to say that there is no bridge more beautiful than the Golden Gate Bridge. We have seen it in numerous films and video clips and the truth is that it does not surprise me. It was built between 1933 and 1937, leaving it suspended between two 227-meter high towers. It is 1,280 meters long and its road is divided into six lanes (three in each direction).

Lincoln Memorial (Washington DC, United States)

Construction of the Lincoln Memorial began three years after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln . The Irish sculptor Lot Flannery, who said he was present at the theater in which he was assassinated, was in charge of shaping his sculpture. They say that it was not only built to commemorate his death, but they also wanted to remember that he paid a million dollars to slave owners in Washington to free them.

Mount Rushmore (Keyston, United States)

Mount Rushmore
In South Dakota there is Mount Rushmore, a national sculptural monument that was carved out of a granite mountain between 1927 and 1941. In the picture, as you can see, the Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, carved it on a rock before going big. In case you did not know, it is a monument that commemorates the birth, growth and conservation of the United States.

Empire State Building (New York, United States)

Without a doubt, one of the best vantage points in the world is in the Empire State Building, a 443.2 meter high building that began construction on March 17, 1930 and which involved 3,400 workers , most of them from Europe. Its inauguration took place on May 1, 1931 after more than 40 million dollars of investment.

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