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San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

An 18th-century Spanish watchtower made entirely of seashell and concrete.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

The Marine Grill Murals of the McAlpin Hotel

The last remnants of what was once one of the world's grandest hotels can now be found in a Manhattan subway station.
New York, New York

Titanic Memorial

Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
New York, New York

First Shearith Israel Graveyard

Revolutionary War casualties fill the only 17th century structure remaining in Manhattan.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
New York, New York

The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
New York, New York

The Brown Building

The site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
New York, New York

The Weathermen Townhouse Explosion

A strangely angled West Village home is the only monument to an explosion that took the lives of three American revolutionaries.
New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.
New York, New York

Greenwich Locksmith

Phil Mortillaro uses keys to bring art back to the Village.
New York, New York

The Narrowest Building in New York

This slender three-story building has also had several famous residents.
New York, New York

St. Luke's Place Coal Hole Covers

These ornate manhole covers were used for a now-forgotten purpose.
New York, New York

Hess Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
New York, New York

The 'Goodnight Moon' House (Cobble Court)

Hidden behind a gate in Greenwich Village is a little farmhouse that once served as the writing studio of a bestselling author.
New York, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum

The rough and tumble president's childhood home displays the shirt he was once shot in and the speech that saved him.
New York, New York

The Statue of Roscoe Conkling

A 19th-century politician who died after walking home in a blizzard is honored with this Manhattan statue.