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Los Angeles, California

Cahuenga Building

This bank is widely believed to be the inspiration for the offices of Philip Marlowe, the hardboiled detective featured in a number of Raymond Chandler's stories.
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

On Waikīkī Beach, a monument to four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirits who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawai'i.
New York, New York

Ralph Kramden Statue

An homage to Jackie Gleason's bus-driving character from 'The Honeymooners.'
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Built for an exposition in 1915, these horticultural displays have stood the test of time.
New York, New York

Aretha Franklin Subway Tributes

A touching tribute to the "Queen of Soul."
New York, New York

Sophie Loeb Fountain

An Alice in Wonderland-themed sculpture for a woman dedicated to children.
New York, New York

Physical Graffiti Building

The East Village tenement from the cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album has a tea shop on the ground floor.
Los Angeles, California

Mt. Hollywood Tunnel

This nondescript tunnel has been featured in dozens of films and TV shows.
New York, New York

Pier 26 Tide Deck

Amid skyscrapers and traffic exists this unique aquatic ecosystem.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Buckner Mansion

This Garden District mansion was built to be bigger and grander than its original owner's former partner turned rival.
New York, New York

Bryant Park Escape Hatch

A commemorative plaque hides a door that leads down to the New York Public Library's underground book bunker.
Newport, Rhode Island

Commodore Matthew Perry Monument

Dedicated to the explorer who opened Japan to the West.
Mullinville, Kansas

The Sculptures of M.T. Liggett

Metal sculpture folk art lining the Kansas Highway.
Wichita, Kansas

'Personnages Oiseaux'

Created by Catalan artist Joan Miró in 1978 and made up of 350,000 tiles, this mural is the only large-scale glass mosaic the artist ever created.
Wichita, Kansas

Original Pizza Hut

The first "Hut" was actually a small brick building.
Kansas City, Missouri

Imperial Brewery

Undone by Prohibition, this abandoned brewery-turned-flour mill is now ready for its third act.
New York, New York

14th Street-Union Square Moving Platforms

The only subway station in the city that still makes use of gap fillers.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Giant Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

Boy and Frog Fountain

A beloved, quirky little fountain featuring a large frog spitting water at a naked boy.
Kansas City, Kansas

Sauer Castle

This Italianate Villa-style castle is pretty to look at, just keep off the private property.
Kansas City, Missouri

Wheatley-Provident Hospital

The crumbling remains of the first Black-owned and operated hospital in Kansas City.