20 Significant Architectural Buildings That Didn’t Survive Throughout Time

Welcome to the ‘Lost Architecture’ project, the Reddit group that shares the changes that the world went through history. Architecture of a place is what defines a country, tradition, culture. And it will take humans a lot of years to know how to build again the architecture of the past.

‘Lost Architecture’ subreddit counts 134k members who share the lost architecture worldwide. The community’s aim is to document how much time changes the world. Even the buildings that we think will seemingly stand forever eventually crumble and fall into pieces.

We dug into this community, and made a selection of their best pics to present to you today. Therefore, without any further ado, scroll down below to check out the buildings that didn’t survive through time. Beware that you’re about to enter a portal that takes you to into the past. Make sure to enjoy this ride, and let us know in the comments which one of these buildings is your favorite.

1.Built in 1504, demolished in 1910. What was the oldest house in Hamburg, Germany.


2. 2000 Year old N6 Pyramid in Sudan which was demolished in the 1800’s by an Italian treasure hunter


3. The Saltair Pavilion 1900-1925


4. Sibley Breaker, Pennsylvania, built in 1886 and destroyed by fire in 1906.


5. The original Neue Elbbrücke Bridge from 1887-1959 in Hamburg, Germany.


6. Times Square (1919) Before all the renovations and billboards


7. 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.


8. 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


9. The late 3rd century Tetrapylon of ancient Palmyra, Syria. Deliberately destroyed by ISIS, 2017.


10. An unusual CitiBank that existed during the ’80s. Demolished by ’94, now a parking lot.


11. Ludgate Hill, London. Late 1800’s. Bombed in WW2 replaced with modern architecture.


12. Colored photograph of Dresden, Germany (1890) before the bombing of 1945. 


13. Warsaw, Poland 1939. No need to say what happened here. Truly a tragic loss.


14. The Original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC, demolished in 1929 to serve as the site for the Empire State building.


15. Ever wondered what the flatiron building in NY replaced?


16. 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


17. 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.


18. Old Detroit Library in Detroit, MI. Opened in 1877 and demolished in 1931.


19. Sir John Soane’s Bank of England, a maze of ruin-inspired spaces designed in 1788. It was replaced by a larger structure in the 1920s, and is today considered by many to be London’s most architecturally significant lost building.


20. Los Angeles c. 1928, nothing in this picture still stands


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Usually, the main aim of hotels is to provide a comfortable accommodation, offering safety and relaxing spaces for travelers. However, there are also unique hotels made to give guests a thrilling experience rather than just a relaxing stay. And if you wonder which one you would rather go for, it all depends on your personality type and spirit energy.

Turkish Hayri Atak Studio is the designer of the proposed Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel into Preikestolen, a cliff in southern Norway. The hotel, which is definitely not for the faint hearted, has become a popular tourist attraction. Such hotel features a swimming pool with a see-through bottom that juts out from the side of the cliff face. It features three levels of guest rooms and two observation decks, one at the top of the cliff and one at the bottom – alongside the swimming pool. The first of its kind, this swimming pool can be placed on top of a 55-storey luxury hotel!

Simply scroll down, and enjoy the views of this gorgeous hotel. Also, remember to upvote your favorite view!

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