Saturday, April 05, 2008

4 Awesome Unfinished or Abandoned Structures in Florida.

Fort Jefferson
Work began on this fascinating, unfinished coastal fort in 1846 and the building is still the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, comprising of over 16 million bricks. Construction on the hexagonal fort continued for 30 years, the work-in-progress at its peak becoming home to 2′000 people, building work only stopped when advances in artillery development and armored ships rendered the fort’s defensive walls useless. These days this fantastic structure is part of Dry Tortugas National Park and can only be reached by seaplane or boat but the effort is definitely worth it.

Something to check out next time you're down there. Click to enlarge.

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