This Is What 8 Famous Monuments Look Like on the Inside
If you haven’t had the opportunity to travel to these famous sites—or even if you have, but have just seen the exterior—you’ve probably always wondered what they look like on the inside.
Looking at the inside
If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to all of these famous locations, you’ve probably gotten a good look at and a bunch of pictures of the outside of each icon, but do you know what the inside of these structures look like? Angie’s List created these images to allow people to see these architectural wonders in a new light. Take a look at these monuments in a way you’ve never seen them before.
The White House
The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, D.C. and is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States—every president since John Adams has lived there. The architect of the building was James Hoban and construction was completed in 1800. These famous monuments are hiding little-known secrets.
Inside the White House
On this cutaway image, you’re able to get an inside look at the State Dining Room, the Red Room, the Green Room, and the East Room. You can also get a glimpse into the third floor of the White House which is known as the Residence Villa, where the first family relaxes.
Inside the Oval Office
The Oval Office sits at the southeast corner of the White House lawn. It serves as the formal workspace for every U.S. president. Each president can decorate the office as they please, but the things that remain constant are the white marble mantel, the presidential seal in the ceiling, and the two flags behind the president’s desk. Check out these other fun facts you never knew about the White House.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty serves as a symbol of friendship between the United States and France. The statue was created by the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, and the steel framework was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. Lady Liberty sits on a pedestal on a small island in Upper New York Bay. Here’s what famous landmarks looked like 100 years ago.
Inside the Statue of Liberty
Inside you can see the sturdy framework as well as the two spiral staircases that wind up around the central column.
This famous Pennsylvania house is one of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous works. The house is built partly over a waterfall and is a true example of his architectural philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature.
Visitors are able to tour the house and there are even education classes for adults and kids that teach you more about Wright’s architectural style. From certain angles, it looks as though the water is coming out of the house. These are the most historic landmarks in every state—have you visited the one in your home state?
Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall on 6th Ave in New York City is the largest indoor theater in the world. It first opened in 1932 but the Madison Square Garden Company resorted it in 1999, keeping its original magnificence.
Inside Radio City Music Hall
On the inside, you’re able to see the different levels of balconies leading down to the central stage.
The Space Needle
Seattle’s Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The architects, John Graham, Jr. and Victor Steinbrueck, gave the building a futuristic design to fit with the fair’s theme, “The Age of Space.”
Inside the Space Needle
The Space Needle stands 605 feet tall in the center of the city and is one of the most photographed structures in the world. At the very top, there is an observation deck with 360-degree views as well as a restaurant that rotates so that you can see the entire city from your table. Check out what these famous landmarks look like when you zoom out.
You might better know the Willis Tower as the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois. The building, by architect Bruce J. Graham, is 110 stories and rises 1,450 feet into the air.
Inside Willis Tower
When the building was completed in 1974, it stood taller than the World Trade Center in New York City, making it the tallest building in the world. It held that title for almost 25 years. The building has a total of 104 elevators that move 1,200 feet per minute.
Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson. It was completed in 1877 and started an architectural trend for this style of building. Some key features are its clay roof, arches, rough stones, and towers.
Inside Trinity Church
The inside is just as beautiful as the outside with stained glass windows, ornate columns, detailed pews, and gorgeous woodwork.
New York City
If you’ve ever traveled on a subway in New York City, you’re probably curious about the underground workings of it. The transit system opened in 1904 and is one of the world’s oldest and most used metro systems. These American landmarks almost looked completely different.
Underwater New York City
Here you can see the underground and underwater tunnels that lead commuters from Manhattan over to Brooklyn and New Jersey. Read on to find out what the world’s most iconic landmarks looked like while under construction.