The most magnificent buildings of mankind have a tendency to collapse eventually, and some ambitious new projects and remain only projects.
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The Pyramids Of Giza, Egypt
Originally the pyramids were covered with facing stones of polished white limestone. This coating was made of the pyramid at the present dazzling miracle, a symbol of the greatness of the pharaohs or, according to some scientists, in large solar panels. In any case, they can be seen from the mountains in Israel or even from space. Unfortunately, the veneer collapsed and was looted after a massive earthquake in 1301 ad, or, as reported by other sources, for the restoration of the buildings of Cairo, after the XII century the city was destroyed by the Arabs, who did not want to fall into the hands of the crusaders.
Sagrada Familia, Spain
The construction of the temple in Barcelona began in 1882. According to the calculations of the author, Antonio Gaudi, the building was supposed to last about 3-4 centuries on technologies of the late nineteenth century. Besides, by decision of the initiators of the construction of the temple financing of works performed solely by donations of parishioners, which is the other reason for such a long process. But given modern methods of construction the completion of all works is planned in 2026 — just in time for the 100th anniversary since the death of the genius of the architect.
The famous Colosseum was built in the I century BC, and 1000 years is the great work of the ancient world has kept its original appearance. But in the mid-fourteenth century a powerful earthquake in Rome was the cause of the collapse of the Coliseum, particularly the southern part. After that, it began to look as a source of building material for new structures. Despite all the hardships experienced by the Colosseum over the centuries, it still impresses with its grandeur.
Tower India — the project of ultra-high skyscraper, which was going to build in Mumbai. According to the project it was assumed that the tower will be the second in the world by height, second only to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (UAE), and in the design of the interiors of the building will take part Giorgio Armani. But in 2011 the building was stopped.
The Parthenon, Greece
The Parthenon is the most famous monument of ancient architecture, ancient Greek temple of the goddess Athena located on the Acropolis of Athens, had a very difficult fate. He has been the victim of a brutal tyrants, mutations, assaults, robberies, fires, attacks and transformations in the Christian Church, and even in the mosque. Currently, he is unfortunately in a dilapidated condition.
The Burj al Alam, Emirates
Burj al Alam-Dubai's ultra-high skyscraper with a height of 510 meters, which apparently was supposed to resemble a crystal flower. "Blooming" the building was conceived as one of the tallest buildings in the world. Construction was supposed to end in 2009, but due to the global financial crisis, it was first suspended, and in 2013 and canceled.
Tower NOT, Poland
Skyscraper "Tower NOT the" it was planned as a regional headquarters of the Polish engineering Association. The construction of the building began in 1975, but due to economic problems after 6 years construction stopped. Since that time, the tallest building in Krakow remained a silent witness of a bygone era. Interestingly, the shape of the building resembled the lair of a negative character popular at that time in Poland the cartoon "he-man and the Masters of the Universe", and a structure called "Skeletor" in honor of the hero himself. Now consider the option of a full renovation of the tower in a luxury residential complex.
The Palace Of Soviets
The Palace of Soviets is unfulfilled construction project of the main building of the Soviet Union, which was to become the ninth Moscow Stalinist skyscraper and the tallest building in the world — 415-metre huge skyscraper, a quarter of which is a colossal figure of Lenin (only one index finger of the leader with a 2-storey house). For the site for construction of this skyscraper in 1931 it was blown up the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. But the dream of the Soviet authorities and remained only a dream. Now a reminder of the grandiose project serves only metro station "Kropotkinskaya", which was conceived as an underground portion of the lobby of the Palace of Soviets.
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