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Washington Monument

When we picture the world’s great buildings and monuments, we see them as they are today – fully built. Of course, they weren’t always that way… these mammoth structures took years to build. Take a look back through history and see if you can recognize some of the buildings, when they were still being built.

(Pictured) Construction of the Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, Washington, D.C., U.S., 1864. The American Civil War interrupted construction, which began in 1848 but was not finished until 1884.

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