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

historical landmarks | 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 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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