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Peenemünde, Germany

Peenemünde Army Research Center

The NASA scientists behind Apollo 11 started out developing Nazi weapons at this abandoned German rocket factory.
Netzschkau, Germany

Göltzsch Viaduct

The largest brick bridge in the world.
Binz, Germany

Prora

Hitler's bleak vision of relaxation still stands as a mostly abandoned 10,000-room resort complex.
Leipzig, Germany

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
Magdeburg, Germany

Grüne Zitadelle (Green Citadel)

The architect of this fanciful complex called it an "oasis for humanity and nature in a sea of rational houses."
Gräfenhainichen, Germany

Ferropolis

Retirement home for giant obsolete machines.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
Esmeralda County, Nevada

Coaldale, Nevada

This tiny cluster of abandoned buildings looks like the future of the ghost town - today!
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

This incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Liquidrom

This futuristic German spa allows visitors to float in a pool of salt water while zoning out to underwater techno.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Elberta, Utah

Sinclair Gas Station

This lonely gas station has stood at this location since 1917.
Oakley, Kansas

Fick Fossil and History Museum

This small museum contains fossils from an era when Kansas was underwater.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Boneyard

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.