Our Post-Apocalyptic World

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Books, movies, TV, and video games of late have depicted the end of the world in a wide variety of ways. Check out these 30 global landmarks and how they might look in a post-apocalyptic world.

What is it about the end of the world that excites and fascinates us? From The Walking Dead to The Hunger Games to The Last of Us, the apocalypse has been everywhere lately. Maybe it’s because very often in literature, the end of the world turns out to not be the end after all, but a new beginning. A post-apocalyptic world is like a slate that’s been wiped clean, waiting to be reborn.

Then again, maybe it’s just the cool visuals. If that’s the case, then have fun with these catastrophic depictions of real-world landmarks that are still standing after (or during) the end of the world.

Arc de Triomphe

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L’Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France [Image credit]

El Angel

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El Angel, Mexico City [Image credit]

Big Ben

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Big Ben, London, England [Image credit]

Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge, New York [Image credit]

Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai [Image credit]

Capitol Building

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Capitol Building, Washington DC [Image credit]

Chichen Itza

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Chichen Itza, Mexico [Image credit]

 

Christ the Redeemer

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Image credit]

Chrysler Building

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Chrysler Building, New York [Image credit]

Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood

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Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia [Image credit]

Disneyland

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Disneyland California [Image credit]

Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France [Image credit]

Empire State Building

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Empire State Building, New York [Image credit]

Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco [Image source]

Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco [Image credit]

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Leaning Tower of Pisa [Image credit]

Lincoln Memorial

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC [Image source]

London Bridge

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London Bridge [Image credit]

Piccadilly Circus

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Piccadilly Circus, London [Image credit]

Sears Tower

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Sears Willis Tower [Image credit]

Space Needle

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Seattle Space Needle [Image credit]

Staples Center

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Staples Center, Los Angeles [Image credit]

Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty, New York [Image source]

Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty, New York [Image credit]

Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty, New York [Image credit]

Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House [Image credit]

Times Square

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Times Square, New York [Image source]

Times Square

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Times Square, New York [Image source]

Tokyo Tower

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Tokyo Tower, Japan [Image credit]

Town Hall

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Town Hall, Bolton, England [Image credit]

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