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You will love this! 19 of the world’s iconic landmarks before they were finished

Sam Dickson

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high.

Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970

1. The Empire State Building – 1931

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Lewis Wickes Hine / New York Public Library

2. The Statue of Liberty – 1885

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3. The Eiffel Tower – 1888

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Public Domain

4. Tower Bridge, London – 1892

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Public Domain

5. U.S. Capitol Building – 1861

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Library Of Congress

6. Flatiron Building – 1902

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Library Of Congress

7. Lincoln Memorial – 1920

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The U.S. National Archives

8. The Golden Gate Bridge – 1936

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Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

9. Chrysler Building – 1930

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10. Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 1931

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11. Hoover Dam – 1932

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Library of Congress

12. Mount Rushmore – 1933

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U.S. National Park Service

13. Space Needle, Seattle – 1961

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14. Gateway Arch, St. Louis – 1965

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AP

15. Sydney Opera House – 1966

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16. World Trade Center – 1970

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Ed Ford / AP

17. Luxor, Las Vegas – 1993

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18. Petronas Towers, Malaysia – 1995

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C.f.tham / Associated Press

19. Burj Khalifa – 2008

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Imre Solt