Interesting Buildings That Got Lost As The World Changed

Architecture, history, and archeology lovers, you’re in for a treat! One man’s passion for architecture helped develop a massive community of like-minded people. Welcome to the ‘Lost Architecture’ project, a cozy niche on Reddit carved out by architectural historian Tom Ravenscroft.

Here are interesting buildings that got lost as the world changed, posted on ‘Lost Architecture’.

1. Built In 1504, Demolished In 1910. What Was The Oldest House In Hamburg, Germany


2. “It’s Not Possible To Take Such A Photograph Anymore, As The Buildings Outside Block The Sun Rays.” Grand Central, NYC (1929)

3. The Original Neue Elbbrücke Bridge From 1887-1959 In Hamburg, Germany


4. Cincinnati Public Library 1871-1955


5. Buddhas Of Bamiyan 6th-Century,the Statues Were Blown Up And Destroyed In March 2001 By The Taliban, On Orders From Leader Mullah Mohammed Omar


6. Medieval Town Of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. Once One Of The Most Picturesque And Pristine Late Medieval Towns In Europe. Destroyed On March 22nd, 1945, One Month Before The War’s End


7. Old Detroit Library In Detroit, Mi. Opened In 1877 And Demolished In 1931


8. The Saltair Pavilion 1900-1925


9. The Late 3rd Century Tetrapylon Of Ancient Palmyra, Syria. Deliberately Destroyed By Isis, 2017


10. Warsaw, Poland 1939. No Need To Say What Happened Here. Truly A Tragic Loss


11. Times Square (1919) Before All The Renovations And Billboards


12. Lost Buildings From Villages In The Pacific Northwest, Late 1800s


13. Bowhead House, Edinburgh, Scotland. Built In The Early 1500s, It Was Demolished In 1878. Many Locals Mourned The Loss, Having Regarded The House As One Of The Most Distinctive Relics Of The Old City


14. The Old Dutch House In Bristol, England. It Was Constructed In 1676 But Was Destroyed During The Bristol Blitz Of 1940 By The Luftwaffe


15. The Armenian Cemetery Of Julfa Had Around 10,000 Elaborate Funerary Monuments Called “Khachkars,” Dating From The 9th To 17th Centuries. In 1998 And 2006 The Azerbaijani Government Destroyed Them All


16. Colored Photograph Of Dresden, Germany (1890) Before The Bombing Of 1945


17. Petrikirche In Berlin | Built In 1853, Destroyed In 1945 By The Bombing Of Berlin


18. The Hotel Netherland (NYC) Photographed In 1905 And Later Demolished In 1927


19. Ludgate Hill, London. Late 1800’s. Bombed In Ww2 Replaced With Modern Architecture


20. Sibley Breaker, Pennsylvania, Built In 1886 And Destroyed By Fire In 1906


21. Ruins Of The Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India


22. The Royal Opera House In Valletta, Malta (1911). Built In 1866, It Was Destroyed In World War II From A Direct Hit By Luftwaffe Bombers


23. St. Nikolai Church / Hamburg (Germany), Gothic Revival, Tallest Construction In The World Until 1877, Bombed In Summer 1943 By Royal Air Force. The Ruins Continue To Serve As A Memorial For The Victims Of War And Nazi Terror


24. The Elisabeth Bridge Built In 1903 Budapest, Hungary. It Was The Longest Single-Span Bridge In The World At The Time And An Engineering Marvel. Following The Retreat Of German Forces From The City In Ww2, It Was Blown Up In The Morning Of January 18, 1945. Replaced In 1964 By A Modernist Bridge

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