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Amazing Vintage Photos of Famous U.S. Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction

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 all the labor that went into bringing them to life.

 
Empire State Building under construction, 1929-1931.

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Adler Planetarium under construction, Chicago, Illinois, 1929

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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge under construction, 1935.

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Brooklyn Bridge under construction, 1874.

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Chrysler Building under construction, New York, 1929.

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Disneyland under construction, 1954.

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George Washington section of Mount Rushmore monument under construction, 1940.

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Hangar One under constructio at NASA Sunnyvale, California, 1931 - 1934.

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The Lincoln Memorial under construction, 1914-1922.

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The Manhattan Bridge under construction, ca. 1900s.>

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The Space Needle under construction, Seattle, ca. 1960s.

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Unisphere under construction, Queens, New York World's Fair, 1964.

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Dodger Stadium under construction, Los Angeles, California, May 25, 1960.

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Flatiron Building under construction, 1902.

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Golden Gate Bridge under construction, San Francisco, between 1935 and 1937.

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Hollywood Sign under construction, 1923.

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Jackson Building in downtown Asheville under construction, North Carolina, ca. 1920s.

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Los Angeles City Hall under construction, 1927.

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Penn Station under construction, New York City, 1908.

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Rockefeller Center under construction, New York, 1932.

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Singer Building under construction, New York, 1907.

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St Patrick's Cathedral under construction, NYC, 1868.

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Statue of Liberty in Paris, France under construction, ca. 1880s.

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The Mackinac Bridge under construction, ca. 1950s.

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The U.S. Capitol building under construction, 1860.

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The Williamsburg Bridge under construction in New York, 1902.

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Times Building under construction, Times Square, New York, 1904.

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United Nations Secretariat Building under construction, Manhattan, New York City, November 1949.

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Woolworth Building under construction, New York City, 1913.

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World Trade Center Towers under construction, February 1970.

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World's Fair Ferris Wheel under construction, 1904.

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