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The lack of funds for construction, the death of architects or future owners, military conflicts, and the loss of original significance – these are just some of the reasons why the construction of many outstanding buildings had to stop. Grandiose churches and castles, private villas, and unique modern skyscrapers remained unfinished. Such a nuance as unfinished construction work did not prevent them from becoming world-famous attractions. There are very old ones among the unfinished buildings. Their age is more than a thousand years. There are also quite new unfinished projects. They began to be implemented and suspended only a few years ago.

Winchester Mystery House, USA

The Winchester Mystery House is among the famous unfinished buildings. It is located in the city of San Jose. The building owes its present appearance to a wealthy lady named Sarah Winchester. She was the wife of the famous Oliver Winchester. He was the son of the inventor of the legendary rifle. One day, Sarah visited a medium during her visit to Boston. She wanted to know the reasons for the early death of her husband and their young daughter. The medium said the curse was on the Winchester family. The spirits of people who died from rifle bullets take revenge on her family.

Winchester Mystery House, USA Sarah had to build a house with very complex architecture on the advice of a medium. The architecture of the building had to be so complex that the spirits could not find her in the intricacy of rooms and corridors. Sarah Winchester bought an old house on the west coast on the advice of a medium. She immediately began to rebuild it. She invested all available funds in the renovation of the house. She managed to build a large seven-story house with many narrow corridors and rooms.

It is noteworthy that the number 13 is one of the main indicators in the architecture of the building. Almost all the stairs in the house consist of 13 steps. You can count 13 windows in many rooms. The Winchester Mystery House was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1906. Three of its upper floors collapsed as a result. Even though the restoration of the building began immediately, it remained unfinished. Many frightening legends are associated with the ancient house today. Many locals believe that ghosts live in it today. Several films have been made, and many books have been written about the Winchester Mystery House. It remains a popular tourist attraction. Next - Ta Keo Temple

Ta Keo Temple, Cambodia

Ta Keo Temple, Cambodia The construction of the Ta Keo Temple began in the late 10th century. It was built by the order of King Jayavarman V. He ordered to build a huge temple in honor of the God Shiva. However, it was not possible to fully complete the construction. It remains unknown for what reason the construction of the luxurious temple was suspended. According to some assumptions, construction work was suspended by the king's heirs after his death. They decided to leave the temple as it had become in the years of the founder's life. They did not want to assign the merits of the founder of the temple. Complete article

Palace Of Soviets, Russia

Palace Of Soviets, Russia The decision to build a new Palace of Soviets in Moscow was made in the post-revolutionary period. Work on the project began in 1931. It was decided to build a building on the site of the destroyed Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The workers faced serious difficulties already at the initial stage of construction. The ground on which the large-scale building was to be built was very difficult. Therefore, work on the creation of a strong foundation was carried out for the first 10 years. Complete article

Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine, USA

Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine, USA The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is one of the most amazing and beautiful historical monuments in New York. The luxurious church in the Gothic style began to be built in 1892. Construction work continued continuously until 1941. It had to be stopped during the Second World War. Construction work was resumed only in 1979. The cathedral continues to be considered unfinished as of the current time. But it impresses visitors to New York with its impressive appearance. Complete article

Szkieletor Skyscraper, Poland

Szkieletor Skyscraper, Poland You can see the unfinished Szkieletor skyscraper in the heart of Krakow. Its height is 92 meters. It was planned before the start of construction that this skyscraper would be the tallest not only in Krakow but also in Poland as a whole. Construction of the skyscraper began in 1975. But it had to be suspended due to the economic crisis. It broke out in the country in 1981. The competition for the skyscraper project was announced in Poland three years before the start of its construction. A group of architects led by Zdislav Arkat became the winner of the competition. Complete article

Basilica di San Petronio, Italy

Basilica di San Petronio, Italy You can see the beautiful Basilica di San Petronio in the main square in the heart of Bologna. It is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. Even though the church is not a cathedral, it is still considered the most important in the city due to its impressive scale. The cathedral is 132 meters long and 66 meters wide. The temple was never fully completed. But it is still one of the highest in the city. The height of the cathedral is 51 meters. Complete article

Villa Madama, Italy

Villa Madama, Italy Villa Madama is a prominent monument of the Renaissance. It is located in Rome. Cardinal Giulio de' Medici was the first owner of the villa. It was built at his expense. The villa was built on the banks of the Tiber River in a very beautiful area. Its construction began in 1518. The famous architect and artist Raffaello Santi was the author of the project of the building. Many magnificent buildings were built according to his designs in Rome in the early 16th century. The beautiful Caffarelli Palace is among them. Complete article

Palatul Parlamentului, Romania

Palatul Parlamentului, Romania The Palace of the Parliament is one of the main architectural monuments of Bucharest. It is considered the largest administrative building in Europe. The area of the incredibly beautiful building is 350,000 square meters. It's very hard to believe that the building is unfinished. The building is 270 meters long and 240 meters wide. The height of the building is 86 meters. Not everyone knows that the building has an underground part of an impressive size. It is much larger in area than the ground part. The building goes deep into the ground at 92 meters. Complete article

Boldt Castle, USA

Boldt Castle, USA The Thousand Islands Archipelago is located on the border of Canada and the United States. It is a world-famous natural landmark. Boldt Castle is located right on the bank of the Saint Lawrence River on one of its islets. It was built in the early 20th century. American architect George Boldt is the author of the project of a beautiful castle. It remained unfinished. The American architect is known to many as the owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel chain. Complete article

Hassan Tower, Morocco

Hassan Tower, Morocco There is a symbolic historical monument in the Moroccan city of Rabat. It remained unfinished. This is Hassan Tower. It was built by order of Emir Yaqub al-Mansur in 1195. It was planned to build a tower with a height of 86 meters. It was supposed to be the tallest Islamic building in the region when completed. However, it was possible to complete the tower only to 44 meters. Its construction stopped after the death of the Emir in 1199. Complete article

Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Italy

Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Italy The old monastic church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo is one of the main historical attractions of Palermo today. It was never fully completed after construction began. The church was deserted many years ago. It is in a dilapidated state today. The history of the construction of the shrine is associated with the name of a wealthy lawyer Giacomo Basilico. He was a great admirer of the image of the Suffering Virgin. He donated land from personal holdings to the monks in 1506. Giacomo Basilico decided to establish a church and monastery in honor of the Virgin Mary's image on this land. Complete article

Centro Financiero Confinanzas, Venezuela

Centro Financiero Confinanzas, Venezuela There is a notable unfinished building in the city of Caracas in Venezuela. This is Centro Financiero Confinanzas. It is also known to many travelers under the unofficial name of the Tower of David. Construction of the high-rise building began in 1990. The famous architect Enrique Gomez was the author of its project. David Brillembourg was one of the main investors in the project since construction began. Construction had to stop after his death in 1994. Complete article

Chicago Spire, USA

Chicago Spire, USA The Chicago Spire skyscraper occupies a special place among the attractions of Chicago. Its construction had to be suspended due to the global crisis in 2008. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava became the author of the project of an ultra-high skyscraper. According to his project, the final height of the skyscraper was to be 609.6 meters. It was planned to equip 150 floors in it. Chicago Spire was supposed to be the tallest skyscraper in the Western hemisphere after the completion of construction. Complete article

New Zealand Parliament Building, New Zealand

New Zealand Parliament Building, New Zealand You can see the Parliament Building in Wellington. It is one of the most amazing public buildings in the world. It began to be built in 1914. No construction work has been carried out since 1995. The building is officially considered unfinished. The building is quite large. It covers an area of about 4.5 hectares. The very first Parliament house was built on this site in the 19th century. It was built entirely of wood. Complete article

Moscow Oceanarium, Russia

Moscow Oceanarium, Russia Construction of the new Oceanarium began near Victory Park in Moscow in 2007. According to the existing project, it was planned to build several dozen objects with a total area of 180,000 square meters. The area of the Oceanarium itself was supposed to be 24,000 square meters. It was planned to build apartment complexes and hotels near the modern entertainment center. The total cost of the grand project was estimated at the US $600 million. Complete article
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