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)
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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