9 Temporary Structures That Grew Into Cultural Icons

Technically, this shouldn't still exist. Originally meant to be dismantled after the 1897 Tennessee Centenial Expo, the Nashville Parthenon was such a hit with the public it became a permanent attraction. Our friends at Oobject have some other great examples of temporary architecture with staying power.

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

The Eiffel Tower

The Nashville Parthenon

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Rietvelfd Pavilion

The Cenotaph

The London Eye

The Young Vic Theatre, London

You might also enjoy some half-finished high rises and these overgrown Olympic Stadiums.

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