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When They Were Young – Iconic Buildings Under Construction – Part 1

Most cityscapes are famous for one or two iconic buildings, and it’s nearly impossible to imagine these cities without their standout structures. The construction of a new gigantic historical monument is always a challenging task for the construction workers and the engineers. We have gathered historical photographs of 20 iconic buildings under construction and photos how they look today. Check them out below.

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1. The Louvre Pyramid (French: Pyramide du Louvre) – Paris, France (1987 and now)

Louvre Pyramid 1987

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Louvre Pyramid now

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2. World Trade Center – New York City, NY, USA (1971 and now)

WTC 1971

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One World Trade Center

WTC Now

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3. Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY, USA (mid-1960s and now)

Madison Square Garden 1960s

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Madison Square Garden now

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4. Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia (1966 and now)

Sydney Opera House 1966

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Sydney Opera House now

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5. The Berlin Wall – Berlin, Germany (1950s and now)

The Berlin Wall 1950s

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Short section of Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz, March 2009

The Berlin Wall 2009

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6. Atomium – Brussels, Belgium (1957 and now)

Atomium

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Atomium now

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7. Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki) – Warsaw, Poland (1950s and now)

Palace of Culture and Science 1950s

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Palace of Culture and Science now

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8. Mount Rushmore – South Dakota, USA (1930s and now)

Mount Rushmore 1930s

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Mount Rushmore now

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9. Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland – Anaheim, California, United States (1954 and now)

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland 1954

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Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland now

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10. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California, USA (1936 and now)

Golden Gate bridge 1936

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Golden Gate bridge now

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