13 Famous Landmarks Before They Were Finished (You Need To See The Finished Product In Person!)

Historic landmarks are a sight to see once they're finished, but these pictures of the beautiful sculptures and buildings while they were being constructed are just as cool!

  • London Tower Bridge

    London Tower Bridge

    This iconic symbol of London started being built in 1886 across the River Thames.

  • Eiffel Tower

    Eiffel Tower

    A famous tower in the city of romance, the Eiffel Tower stands 301 meters tall! Construction began in 1887 and finished in 1889.

  • Christ the Redeemer

    Christ the Redeemer

    This large Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Crazy Horse Memorial

    Crazy Horse Memorial

    Located near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Crazy Horse Memorial is unfortunately still not finished. It's been in progress since 1948, and if it's ever completed it may become the world's largest sculpture.

  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    A symbol of American freedom, the Statue of Liberty was built in 1875 and completed in 1886. It stands tall on Liberty Island in New York.

  • The Golden Gate Bridge

    The Golden Gate Bridge

    The Golden Gate Bridge connects the three-mile-long channel between the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. Construction started on the famous bridge in 1933.

  • Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore

    Another famous South Dakota sculpture is Mount Rushmore. It is a carving of four presidents into the granite mountainside. It began construction in 1927 and was finished in 1941.

  • The Lincoln Memorial

    The Lincoln Memorial

    Built in honor of the 16th president, The Lincoln Memorial is located in Washington, D.C. and opened in 1922.

  • Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

    The Washington Monument was built to celebrate George Washington. Construction started in 1848 and it opened in 1885.

  • Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House

    A multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney, Australia, the construction began in 1958.

  • St. Louis Arch

    St. Louis Arch

    Known as the "Gateway to the West," the St. Louis Arch is a 630 foot monument that took only 2 years to build. Construction started in 1963 and ended in 1965.

  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam

    The Hoover Dam is on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The dam started being built in 1931 and was completed in 1936.

  • Seattle Space Needle

    Seattle Space Needle

    An icon of Seattle, the Seattle Space Needle is an amazing observation tower. It stands 605 feet tall and was built in only 8 months between April and December of 1961.

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