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New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Barryville, New York

Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct Suspension Bridge

Oldest existing wire suspension bridge in the United States.
Haines Falls, New York

Kaaterskill Falls and the Bayard of Dogs

A stunning, two-tiered waterfall made famous by poets, artists and the legend of a ghost dog.
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

The peaceful space is adorned by paintings by the famed abstract artist Mark Rothko.
Houston, Texas

Twilight Epiphany Skyspace

Artist James Turrell's ode to dawn and dusk on the campus of Rice University.
Houston, Texas

Smither Park

A park filled with vibrant mosaics created by more than 300 folk artists.
Baytown, Texas

Umbrella Alley

Tucked away down this Baytown alley exists a one-of-a-kind art exhibit of technicolor umbrellas.
Texas City, Texas

Texas City Memorial

This memorial marks the devastating day that Texas City was destroyed in a daisy chain of exploding ships.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Chauvin, Louisiana

Our Lady of the Sea

Installed as a beacon of hope for a hurricane-racked island, the statue had to be moved multiple times due to the eroding coast.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Old Egyptian Courthouse

This strange example of the Egyptian Revival architecture trend now holds Mardi Gras floats.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
New Orleans, Louisiana

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Boarding House

A house of courtship where the Jazz Age's most storied lovers got their start.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Roch Chapel

A 19th-century shrine covered with prosthetic body parts as votive offerings.
San Francisco, California

Vedanta Society's Old Temple

Built in 1906, this unique building was the first Hindu temple in the United States.
Baltimore, Maryland

Pool #2 at Druid Hill Park

The only public swimming pool in Baltimore open to Black Americans during segregation is now a permanent memorial art exhibit.
Anchorage, Alaska

The Seward Highway

Considered by many to be one of the most dangerous highways in Alaska.
Baltimore, Maryland

Old Town Mall

Once a thriving business district, this former shopping area is now an urban ghost town in the heart of the city.
Washington, D.C.

Rotunda of the Provinces

An echo chamber with a waterfall wrapped around its base at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Ocean City, Maryland

1912 Herschell-Spillman Carousel

One of the oldest active carousels in the country—but it might be missed by all but the keenest-eyed boardwalk strollers.
Cambridge, Maryland

Stanley Institute

This one-room schoolhouse played a significant role in the education of Black children for almost 100 years.
Darlington, Maryland

Conowingo Dam

Although built to generate electricity for Marylanders, this dam has become an all-you-can-eat buffet for American bald eagles.
Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

This building at the south end of the boardwalk was once home to the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard before being rescued itself.
Baltimore, Maryland

Round Falls

Once part of a dam servicing an early 19th century grist mill, the tucked-way falls are a tricky-to-find urban oasis.