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  • Windsor Castle on Random Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

    (#5) Windsor Castle

    • Gothic architecture

    Windsor Castle in England, described by the UK's Royal Collection trust as the "oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world," has been home to 39 royal folks, including Queen Elizabeth II, who still spends most of her weekends there. William the Conqueror built the fortress in the 11th century. The palace was rebuilt many times to accommodate the whims and design tastes of various monarchs, but the complex survived WWII and other potentially damaging military conflicts. The earlier version of the grounds in the drawing here is from around the 17th century.

    In 1992 a fire broke out in the private chapel that wiped out 115 rooms. Restoration took five years, with some rooms getting a makeover using such modern materials as sustainable wood.    

  • Yellow Crane Tower In Wuhan, China on Random Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

    (#9) Yellow Crane Tower In Wuhan, China

    The original version of China's Yellow Crane Tower, which overlooks the Yangtze River from atop a hill, was built in 223 as a watchtower, then became a scenic location. It was rebuilt more than seven times, and after a fire wiped out the tower in the late 1800s, it wasn't reconstructed until nearly 100 years later in 1981.

    The eaves, covered in yellow glazed tiles, were designed to look like a crane unfurling its wings. 

  • Royal Castle, Warsaw on Random Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

    (#12) Royal Castle, Warsaw

    Built in stages starting in the Middle Ages, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, was originally a nearly all wooden structure. It previously served as a residence for Polish monarchs and site for Parliament, among other uses. During WWII, under German occupation the castle was bombed, plundered, then wiped out during the Warsaw Uprising.  

    Reconstruction using donated funds didn't begin until 1971 and continued through the 1980s, when the structure reopened its interior to the public. Restoration of other parts of the complex continued through 2019. Some salvaged pieces of debris have been incorporated into the rebuilt palace. 

  • White House on Random Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

    (#11) White House

    • Neoclassical architecture

    Built in the 1790s and first occupied by John Adams and his wife Abigail, the country's presidential abode was known as the "President's House" or "Executive Mansion" before Teddy Roosevelt officially dubbed it the "White House" (to distinguish it from governors' executive mansions) in 1901. After the British set the building on fire in 1814 during the War of 1812, the scorched structure (represented in the painting here by George Munger) was rebuilt.

    Over the years, it's been renovated and expanded several times, most notably during the administrations of Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Truman. During Roosevelt's tenure, the West Wing was added. During Truman's presidency, the interior was gutted and completely redone. The White House now has 132 rooms; the only part of the original structure still standing is the exterior stone walls

  • St. Mark's Campanile In Venice, Italy on Random Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

    (#6) St. Mark's Campanile In Venice, Italy

    The bell tower at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, about 323 feet tall, is separate from rather than attached to the church. Rebuilt several times from the 12th to 14th centuries as a watchtower, it took its current form as a bell tower in 1514, when the belfry, spire, and a weather vane in the form of the archangel Gabriel were added. 

    The tower collapsed in 1902 due to a crack in a wall; no one lost their life when it fell. Ten years later the rebuilt tower reopened to mirror the original on the exterior, but with a more stable structure. Gabriel was re-created using fragments from the fallen weathervane. The five bells, shattered in 1902, were recast. 

  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Random Famous Buildings That Were Rebuilt

    (#2) Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

    The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow was built to commemorate the country's victory over Napoleon in 1812. Construction took more than 40 years, starting in 1839. Appropriately, Tchaivosky's "1812 Overture" premiered in 1882 outside the unfinished building.

    Stalin's forces brought down the church in 1931 (pictured) to make way for a grandiose Palace of Soviets. That building project didn't happen, however, and the site became an open-air swimming pool. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the church was rebuilt from 1995 to 2000, based on the original design but with more modern materials and other features such as underground parking. 

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As a great historical witness, historical buildings are receiving more and more attention and protection from various countries. But in the past, some old buildings were unfortunately destroyed for various reasons and later rebuilt. For example, the Dresden Frauenkirche was bombed during the Second World War. The reconstruction work began until Germany was reunified, and it eventually became a symbol of hope after the war. The church was rebuilt in 2005.

There are many rebuilt historical buildings worth visiting around the world, and governments have made great efforts to protect the various historical relics in the buildings. The generator simply introduced 13 famous buildings that were rebuilt.

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