Since ancient times, the most prominent structures were identified in a separate list. And in addition to the 7 wonders of the ancient world on the planet there were other man-made and not man-made monuments, which were gathering to watch millions of onlookers. However, many of them have not survived to the present day.
Penn station, new York
The station became the largest architectural complex in the style of bozar in the United States. It was built in 1905-10 years. The gate leading into the building, reminiscent of Brandenburg in Berlin, and the waiting room was decorated in the style of the baths of Caracalla.
The station became a hallmark of the city and one of the main attractions of Manhattan. In 1963, without prior public discussion, the station was demolished and in its place built the office center. After years on the foundations of the old station was built new, but the new building has a distinct architectural style.
Royal Opera house Valletta, Malta
Designed by the British architect Edward Middleton Barry’s theatre was built. After only 7 years after opening in the theater there was a fire. Most fire damaged the interior of the theater, but by 1877 the theatre was restored. After re-opening, the theatre has stood still for 65 years: in 1942 during the Second world war the building was completely destroyed.
The Tomb Of Jonah, Mosul
The place was considered Holy and is annually visited by thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the world. According to legend, the biblical prophet Jonah, after preaching in Nineveh remained there to live the rest of their days. On a hill near the city of Mosul was built by his tomb. In 2014, the extremist Islamic organization, destroyed the tomb.
The Globe, London
The means of the troupe of actors Lord Chamberlain”s Men, which was Shakespeare, in 1599, was built the first globe theatre. In 1613 during a performance of Henry VIII, the theatre was destroyed by a fire. In 1614, the theatre was restored, however, like other theaters, in 1642, the “globe” was closed by the puritans, and two years later demolished.
Modern “globe” opened in 1997. The building was built at a distance of about 200 meters from the original location of the theater.
The porcelain pagoda, China
During the Chinese Ming dynasty was erected Buddhist temple in Nanjing. Octagonal 78-metre high pagoda was built of white porcelain bricks. Along with Tangtse and Ling in Ming dynasty construction was considered one of the three famous temples of the city, and the European travelers called the tower one of the wonders of China.
In 1801, the three upper tier of the tower was damaged by lightning. And in 1856 the building was demolished Taiping, who feared that enemies could use the tower as an observation post.
Waterfall located on the river paraná was the largest in the world. Its height is 34 meters and the width is 4828 meters. According to scientists, it had the highest average consumption of all waterfalls in the world (793 000 m3/min). In 80-e years in this place, it was decided to build a hydroelectric power station. The waterfall was flooded, and to improve navigation of the cliff, forming a waterfall, blew up.
The Chakaltay, Bolivia
The only ski resort in Bolivia 15 years could boast the highest road in the world. However, as a result of climate change the glacier that formed more than 18,000 years ago, began to rapidly shrink in size. Since 1980 it has decreased by more than 80 %. A couple of years ago the snow was left covered only a few square meters.
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