When it comes to some of the world’s most famous landmarks, we take for granted the fact that at one time or another they simply weren’t standing. We don’t look at a picture of the Eiffel tower and wonder what it looked like before the structure was built. We don’t drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and wonder what was there before this was built. Sometimes we really should take the time to think about these things because we’ll likely be surprised. Check out our list of 10 rare photos of iconic world landmarks before they were completed and get ready to marvel at what these things looked like while they were being constructed.
The White House
This picture actually shows the construction on the modern day West Wing (where the President works) that went on during 1933. The pic shows just how much bigger the White House is today than it was.
This bridge is one of the larger in the United States and obviously allows New Yorkers to get from one part of their vast city to another. The bridge was started in 1901 and was finished in 1912.