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Iconic buildings

French Postman Spent 30 Years Building a Palace Made of...

June 30, 2017

The story of the Ideal Palace began in 1879. One day, while walking his mail route, French mail carrier Ferdinand Cheval was distracted by a strange-shaped stone ...

One of the World’s Oldest and Tallest Wooden Structures...

March 12, 2017

Russia’s Kizhi island is popular for many historical wooden buildings that were moved to the island from various parts of Karelia for safety purposes during the...

The Peculiar History of the Cliff House in San Francisc...

March 7, 2017

The Cliff House was originally built by Senator John Buckley and C. C. Butler in 1863. In the beginning, getting there was very costly as it was located on the ro...

The Secrets of Medieval Castles: Why Medieval Castles A...

March 4, 2017

A medieval castle is not just a huge glamorous palace with hefty stone walls surrounding it -- it's more than that. It's an architecture that was entirely designe...

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

January 12, 2017

At New York Kennedy Airport's airplane hangar, fewer than 30 pieces of steel linger from the debris recovered after the tragic 9/11 incident when terrorists hijacked plane...

Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

January 12, 2017

Skyscrapers arised in the 1880s, these were supported by an interior skeleton made of steel columns placed every 20 feet or the like. The exterior walls of the building, known as...

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: Constructed in 1882 and...

December 2, 2016

One of the most interesting construction projects of our time is this church located in Barcelona, Spain. Construction has begun on March 19, 1882, and is schedul...

6 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo's Sistine ...

November 17, 2016

On November 1, 1512, the majestic ceiling frescoes adorning Rome’s Sistine Chapel were unveiled to the public. Painted by a rising young sculptor named Michelange...

Incredible Vintage Photos of New York (33 Pics)

October 13, 2016

Lower Manhattan aerial, c.1947 (note: site clearance for Brooklyn Battery Tunnel lower left)   Columbia University, 1957   67th St. and Broadway   Empire S...

How Long Did Famous Structures Take to Build?

October 1, 2016

Information about history of famous buildings across the centuries, dates and names of architects included, as well as less-known fascinating info. H/T Visually

Lest We Forget: Arresting Photos from the 9/11 Attacks

September 12, 2016

Fifteen years ago, the lives of nearly 3,000 people came to a tragically premature end. Since then, the rubble has been cleared, the perpetrators have been caught and...

Old Photos of New York City's Flatiron Building Under C...

August 22, 2016

The Flatiron Building, originally called the Fuller Building, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a ...

100-Year-Old Theater Converted into a Grand Bookshop

July 19, 2016

Inside the building of a 100-year-old theater is the most stunning bookshop you’ll ever see. Photo: Wikiwand Grand Splendid Theater, now converted into a bookshop call...

Alternative Designs For London's Tower Bridge

July 12, 2016

Opened on June 30th, 1894, London's Tower Bridge is one of the world's most recognisable crossings. Yet the distinctive blue bascules and Gothic adornments weren't the only de...

Amazing Vintage Photos of Famous U.S. Landmarks While T...

June 25, 2016

We’ve been seeing famous landmarks and iconic buildings in their completed glory. But these photos of them under construction give us a whole new appreciation of ...

Navarro Flats: New York’s Most Spectacular Apartment Bu...

June 22, 2016

Called the Navarro Flats, this massive fortress of Gilded-Age extravagance was built on Central Park South at Seventh Avenue in the mid-1880s. The Navarro Flat...

10 Black and White Photos (with Colorized Versions) of ...

May 18, 2016

A collaborative project entitled "The Paper Time Machine" highlights an incredible series of colorized historical photos. The photos colorization was done by Jord...

The World's 20 Most Iconic Landmarks Photographed Befor...

May 5, 2016

Take a look at 20 of the world's most iconic landmarks decades before they became the famous destinations that they are today. These rare photographs give us awes...

39 Photos That Show The Danger Of Constructing The Empi...

May 2, 2016

Built between 1930 and 1931, during the Great Depression, the Empire State Building became known as “the Most Famous Skyscraper in the World.” With 3,000 workers,...

This Is How Much These Famous Historical Landmarks Woul...

December 24, 2015

If you can afford a New York City condo, throw in a few thousand dollars more and you’ll be able to have an exact replica of the Statue of Liberty built. Accordin...

These Incredible Photos From The Past Tell the Story of...

December 9, 2015

Over a million images of New York, some from the mid-1800s, have been made public by the city's Department of Records. The fantastic photo collection feature ever...