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You'll Never Recognise These 12 Rebuilt Cities

Regardless of the severity of the damage, a city rarely stay destroyed — even Chernobyl will be resettled eventually. And if these 12 reconstructed urban landscapes are any example, when it does get rebuilt, you’ll want to double check the address.

You’ll also want to double check these walled cities, a real-life Gotham, and these 12 abandoned Olympic venues.

Detroit

Just as desolate as you’d expect.

Corbusier Plan Voisin To Destroy Paris

London’s Barbican Center

Hiroshima

Just don’t drink the water. Oh, wait, that’s Tijuana.

Warsaw

Las Vegas

Kabul

Paghman Gardens, Kabul Afghanistan taken 40 years apart. We imagine that Afghanistan was always a barren and oppressive tribal culture, but as this image shows, war after war has turned back the clock.

Manhattan

Although this is the only image that is imaginary, it is wonderfully descriptive of what a difference a walk down Broadway when it was an Indian trail, might have been like.

Dresden

Shenzhen

Neon is the duct tape of lighting solutions.

San Francisco

This is the only image we haven’t included a comparison, to encourage you to click through to see this remarkable image in full.

Dubai

Whether Dubai will eventually return to the empty sand that surrounds it, is something that isn’t out of the question now. Still its amazing to think that there isn’t a skyscraper in NY that would come in the top 10 highest, planned for the Arabian peninsula.


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