Famous Landmarks That Were Meant to Be Temporary
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It may surprise you to learn that some of the world’s most enduring landmarks weren’t meant to stick around for long. From triumphal arches to world’s fair pavilions and instantly recognizable signs, domes, and towers, many such structures have become beloved icons of their hometowns, gaining rightful positions on the covers of postcards and tourism brochures. But for a variety of reasons, their original plans called for them to be taken down long before they could reach icon status. Here are 10 famous landmarks around the world that, against all odds, have stood the test of time.