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Construction of World Icons

Slide 1 of 56: When we picture the world's great modern icons, they're fully formed. Here we take a look back at some very recognizable sights when they were still works in progress. Pictured here: Under construction for the Paris Exposition of 1889, the partially built Eiffel Tower awaits its crowning tower shaft.

Eiffel Tower

When we picture the world's great modern icons, they're fully formed. Here we take a look back at some very recognizable sights when they were still works in progress. Pictured here: Under construction for the Paris Exposition of 1889, the partially built Eiffel Tower awaits its crowning tower shaft.

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