Weird History 18 Fascinating Photos of Historical Landmarks Under Construction  

Jordan Love
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List Rules Vote up the most impressive and interesting historical pictures of monuments, buildings, and other well-known landmarks being built.

We see monuments, buildings, and historical landmarks as some of the most recognizable things in the world. Unlike naturally occurring wonders like Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon, the things on this list are all man made, which means all of them have photographs of their construction. This list is chock full of pictures of old buildings being built. 

But there's more than just buildings. Keep reading to see photos of historical monuments being built - also bridges, museums, and more. We frequently see images of things like the Eiffel Tower and the statue of liberty in their completed states, but we rarely get to see photos of them as they were being created.

Thanks to the invention of the camera, we have plenty of historical photos of construction from the last two centuries. So check out photos of all these monuments under construction and remember to vote up your favorites!

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Hoover Dam


Hoover Dam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Fascinating Photos of Historical Landmarks Under Construction
Photo: Bureau of Reclamation photographer/Wiki Commons

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Washington Monument


Washington Monument is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Fascinating Photos of Historical Landmarks Under Construction
Photo: Matthew Brady/Wiki Commons
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Panama Canal


Panama Canal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Fascinating Photos of Historical Landmarks Under Construction
Photo: H.C. White Co./Wiki Commons

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#60 on Historical Landmarks to See Before You Die

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