Did You Know About These Hidden Spaces Inside Famous Architecture?

Did You Know About These Hidden Spaces Inside Famous Architecture?

Earlier we reported on the secret room behind Mount Rushmore and now we are looking at other famous architectural designs that have been hiding secrets for years. 

image © Selena N.B.H

image © Selena N.B.H

Apartment located in the Eiffel Tower, Paris

While many are aware that Gustav Eiffel (the architect behind the Eiffel Tower) added a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower, some  may not know that in 2016 HomeAway made a temporary rental apartment located on the first level of the Eiffel Tower.  So for the first time ever guests were able to spend the night in the Eiffel Tower. 

 
 

Congressional Bunker, Greenbrier Hotel, West Virginia

While in 1950 the bunker was highly classified since it was designed to hide members of congress in the event of a national emergency, now individuals can tour the bunker located in the basement of the Greenbrier hotel in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

image © Remi Mathis

image © Remi Mathis

Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Amsterdam

While today the space is used as a museum, in 1663, it was a space of worship that was concealed due to fear of religious persecution. 

image © Remi Jouan

image © Remi Jouan

Le Showcase, underneath the Pont Alexandre III, Paris

Accessed through a concealed staircase at the Pont Alexandre III is the Le Showcase nightclub is nestled underneath the bridge.

image © Will on Board

image © Will on Board

Floor 103 at the Empire State Building

While the public has access to the observation deck and can visit the 'official' top floor located at the 102nd floor, many don't know about or will never reach the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building. That is because the 103rd floor is closed to the public (appropriately so given the lack of safety measures) and has only been visited by a select few with celebrity status. 

image © Daveynin

image © Daveynin

Room Within the Torch of Statue of Liberty

Prior to World War I, individuals could have visited a room tucked inside the torch of the Statue of Liberty. While the room still currently exists today, it hasn't welcomed visitors since the war due to the damage.

image Jose Miguel

One Times Square

Since many are over stimulated by the advertisements in Times  Square, they don't realize that the One Times Square building that was once the headquarters of the New York Times has zero tenants inside. It's able to not only survive but also thrive off of the revenue from the ads placed on the building. 


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Sources: Forbes, Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure, & Cracked

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