13 Awe-Inspiring Places That We'll Never Get To Visit (Because They've Been Destroyed)

13 Awe-Inspiring Places That We'll Never Get To Visit (Because They've Been Destroyed)

Ah, the fickleness of fate! It seems that no matter how grand, beautiful, or beloved a structure is, it can be taken away in an instant. Throughout history, many of the world's most iconic sites have been destroyed by fire, earthquake, or even human intervention. From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Crystal Palace in London, these buildings and monuments have been lost forever, leaving us with only memories and stories. 

This list is a tribute to some of the most famous buildings and monuments that have been lost over time. From the Beverly Hills Supper Club to the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, these sites have been destroyed by natural disasters, political upheaval, or even war. It's a heartbreaking reminder of the fragility of the structures we build, and a reminder of the importance of preserving our history. So let us take a moment to remember these lost places, and to thank those who have worked to ensure that their stories live on.

Royal horses survive all, apparently.

CRACKED CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE In Copenhagen, Denmark, Christiansborg Palace has been rebuilt three times after fires destroyed it. The only part that survived the first two fires is the stable complex, which still houses the royal horses.


Divisive destruction.

CRACKED THE BABRI MASJID In 1992, a group of Hindu activists tore down the Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, India. This caused a lot of violence and death, and now the area is a fenced-off, empty lot the size of a football field.

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Grandeur, then gone.

CRACKED PENN STATION Penn Station in NYC was an amazing sight. It was a huge building with a 148 foot ceiling and glass and iron canopy that let in natural light. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in 1964.


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