5 Famous Landmarks Under Construction Colorized

5 Famous Landmarks Under Construction Colorized

The Eiffel Tower, The Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, and the Hoover Dam are all famous landmarks that make that place their respective cities on the map. These structures were not always there and often took years to build but this is often forgotten because they were created so long ago. Thanks to the fantastic colorization skills of Jecinci, Jordan J. Lloyd, LaFicellePicarde, and DangerDegan, we are now able to see the construction of these great places in full color!

1. The Sculpting of Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, United States, circa. 1935

 Colorized by Jecinci

The construction of Mount Rushmore started on 24th October 1927 and was actually never finished. Gutzon Borglum was the creator and spent 14 years sculpting the monument alongside hundreds of workers but after Borglum's unexpected death in March 1941, construction ended in October of the same year.

2. The Construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1888

Colorization By LaFicellePicarde

The Eiffel Tower was built between 1887 and 1889 as an entry to the 1889 World's Fair  which was held in Paris France. At the time of its construction it became the tallest man-made structure at 324 meters tall. It was originally painted a color known as "Venetian Red" different to the present day color of bronze.

3. The Hoover Dam in Nevada and Arizona, United States, circa. 1935

Colorization By Jordan J. Lloyd

The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 under the supervision of Frank Crowe. It was built during the Great Depression providing over 5,000 jobs for unemployed Americans. 

4. One Times Square, New York, United States, 1903

Colorization By DangerDegan

One Times Square was completed in 1904 and originally served as the headquarters of The New York Times which is the reason that the area is known as Times Square. Before this building,  Pabst Hotel stood in this location for 3 years until it was demolished in November 1902.

5. Nelson's Column, London, England, 1844

Colorization By Jordan J. Lloyd

This monument located in Trafalgar Square was built to honour the late Admiral Nelson who died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This photograph which was taken in 1844 was during a time where construction of the column was halted as the government took control of the project due to the building committee running out of funds. The monument was mostly build from 1840 to 1843.

5 World Leaders from World War II Colorized

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