Since ancient times, the most outstanding buildings were isolated in separate lists. The authorship of the first list of wonders of the world, consisting of three seats attributed to ancient Greek Herodotus. Over time, the list has grown to include seven wonders. Only from the list that remained of them to this day - is the pyramid of Cheops at Giza. The remaining sites have sunk into oblivion. But in addition to the wonders of the ancient world on this planet existed, and other man-made and miraculous monuments, which attracts millions of onlookers to see. But as the seven wonders of the world, many of them to this day has not arrived.
Penn Station, New York
Built in the years 1905-10 Penn Station was the largest architectural complex in the style of Beaux-Arts in the United States. The gate leading to the building, reminiscent of Brandenburg in Berlin, and the waiting room has been decorated in the style of the Baths of Caracalla. Station quickly became a hallmark of the city and the ode of the main attractions of Manhattan. In 1963, without any prior public discussion of the station was torn down and built a business center in its place. Years later, on the foundations of the old station was built new, but the new building has the distinct architectural style.
Royal Opera House, Valletta, Malta
The theater was designed by the British architect Edward Middleton Barry. The theater building was one of the most beautiful in the city. After just 7 years after the discovery of fire occurred in the theater. The fire damaged the most interior of the theater, but by 1877 the theater was restored. After the re-opening of the theater stood still 65 years: in 1942, during the Second World War, the building was completely destroyed by bombing.
The tomb of Jonah, Mosul
According to a legend, the biblical prophet Jonah's preaching in Nineveh was to live there until his death. On a hill near the city of Mosul his tomb was built. Place was considered sacred, it is visited annually by thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the world. In 2014, an extremist Islamic organization has destroyed the tomb. In addition to the tomb of insurgents destroyed the graves of Sufi sages, the two cathedrals, the Assyrian church dates from III century AD, and 28 other shrines.
The first theater "Globe" was built in 1599 on the actors of the troupe means Lord Chamberlain's Men, which included a Shakespeare. In 1613, during the play "Henry VIII" theater destroyed by fire. Theater gun misfired, causing burned thatch roof and wooden beams. In 1614, the theater was restored, however, as well as other theaters in 1642. "Globus" was closed down by the Puritans, and demolished two years later. Modern "Globe" was opened in 1997. The building was built at a distance of about 200 meters from the site of the original location of the theater. Unlike the first theater, who took 3,000 spectators, a modern "Globe" watch setting can not more than 1,300 people.
Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, China
Buddhist temple in Nanjing was built during the Chinese Ming Dynasty. Octagonal 78-meter-high pagoda was built of white "porcelain" brick. Along with Tianjie and Ling, in the Ming Dynasty building was considered one of the three famous temples of the city, as European travelers called the tower one of the main wonders of China. In 1801, the top three tiers of the tower had been damaged by a lightning strike. The temple was restored, but in 1856 the structure was demolished Taiping, fearing that the enemy can use the tower as an observation post.
Syutro Spa, San Francisco
Seven pools of water of different temperatures, arranged under a glass dome, opened in 1864 year. The complex can accommodate up to 10,000 people. Despite the large capacity and popularity due to high operational project proved a commercial failure costs. During the Great Depression in place pools opened an ice rink. In 1964, the loss-making complex is closed, and two years later it was destroyed by fire.
Pink and White Terraces, New Zealand
Terraces on Lake Rotomahana long been considered one of the natural wonders of New Zealand. Terraces formed a geothermal hot water, drop down the hill. Water left layers of silica, which subsequently formed the terraces. In 1886 Tarawera terraces were destroyed by a volcanic eruption. At the site of the terraces crater depth of 100 meters, it has evolved into a new lake Rotomahana.
Guaira Falls on the Paraná River was considered the largest waterfall in the world. Its height is 34 meters, width - 4828 m. Scientists estimate that the waterfall had the highest average expenditure of all the waterfalls in the world (793,000 m3 / min). In 80 years in this place, it was decided to build a hydroelectric power station. Falls was flooded, and to improve navigation rocks forming a waterfall blew.
Water Park Walt Disney, Florida
The world's first water park Walt Disney World opened in 1976. In 2001 the park was closed for maintenance and never opened. Virtually all the slides and architectural structures have remained intact. According to one version, the park is closed due to the fact that he could not compete with the parks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
The only ski resort in Bolivia could have another 15 years to boast the highest highway in the world. However, as a result of climate change, glacier, which was formed more than 18 000 years ago, it began to rapidly decrease in size. Since 1980, it has decreased by more than 80%. A couple of years ago, the snow had covered only a few square meters. Edson Ramirez, Hydrology Institute Fellow in La Paz, suggests that in 2015, the glacier will disappear completely.