See Old Iconic Construction Projects in Vivid Color

A new project makes it seem as if historic structures were built within this decade, or as if you are viewing the distant past with your own eyes.

📅   Wed April 13, 2016 - National Edition


The Eiffel Tower is photographed under construction in the 1888, one year before the Paris World Fair for which the tower was created. (Roger Viollet/Getty)
The Eiffel Tower is photographed under construction in the 1888, one year before the Paris World Fair for which the tower was created. (Roger Viollet/Getty)
The Eiffel Tower is photographed under construction in the 1888, one year before the Paris World Fair for which the tower was created. (Roger Viollet/Getty) 
The Eiffel Tower is photographed under construction in the 1880s, colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd. (Dynamichrome) 
The Golden Gate Bridge is seen under construction in 1934. (Chat M. Hiller/Library of Congress) 
The Golden Gate Bridge is seen under construction in 1934. (Chat M. Hiller/Library of Congress) 
Officials ride in one of the penstock pipes of the soon-to-be-completed Hoover Dam in 1935. (Bureau of Reclamation) 
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd, the 1935 picture of the Hoover Dam construction is given a revamp. (Dynamichrome) 
Two men work on the face of George Washington at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, in 1932. (Library of Congress) 
Jordan J. Lloyd's colorization of the image makes it look as if this construction happened just yesterday. (Dynamichrome)

There are landmarks that people travel from all over the world to see: the Eiffel Tower, the Hoover Dam, London's Tower Bridge. These structures have become iconic additions to the skylines of the cities where they were built, and are monuments to man's ability to change the world around him.

In collaboration with Retronaut founder Wolfgang Wild, Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome compiled a collection of 130 images of the construction and restoration of some of the world's most famous landmarks. Lloyd then colorized each image, conducting painstaking research for color accuracy and historical authenticity. His work makes it seem as if the structures were built within this decade, or as if you are viewing the distant past with your own eyes.

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