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8 famous monuments hiding amazing secrets

Although these monuments are very well known, they hold secrets that few people know about. From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to New York City Central Station, there are many famous buildings that keep secrets. Revealed their edition Reader's Digest.

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Empire State Building

On the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building in New York, there is a secret observation deck that few people know about. To get to the balcony, you need to take several elevators and climb a very steep narrow staircase. The observation deck is closed to visitors, but many celebrities have visited it.

Mount Rushmore

This iconic US landmark has a hidden feature. There is a secret door behind Abraham Lincoln's head. The sculptor who designed Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum, wanted the monument to contain a written description of nine of the most important events in US history. However, his plan was too convoluted and he was only allowed to work in the Hall of Records (secret room). He died before the hall was completed, but copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are on display in the hall today. However, very few people were able to visit this room because it is difficult to reach on foot.

The Eiffel Tower

At the very top of the Eiffel Tower there is a secret apartment and office, which have recently become open to the public. In 1889, Gustave Eiffel, engineer of this famous Parisian landmark, built himself a private apartment and office. They were restored, and now there are exhibited wax models of Gustave, his daughter and the American inventor Thomas Edison.

Central station

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Many would never have guessed that Grand Central Station has been home to a tennis court since the 1960s. The Vanderbilt Tennis Club is located on the upper levels of the terminal. It features one full-size and youth courts and a gym.

Lincoln Memorial

Those who visited the Lincoln Memorial probably noticed a typo in it, but most likely did not notice the hidden door. It leads to the foundation of the building, which is, in fact, another monument. A cave structure with concrete pillars and even stalactites can be found under the monument by going through a door and going down several stairs.

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The Statue of Liberty

In fact, there is a room in the torch of the Statue of Liberty that offers spectacular views of the city. People could visit this room until 1916, when German agents blew up a nearby pier. The blast landed debris in Lady Liberty's raised hand, rendering the stairs to the secret room unsafe.

Disneyland

The park has become a famous US landmark over the years. Avid Disneyland fans might think they know all the secrets of the park, but many haven't heard of Club 33. This exclusive restaurant is tucked away behind an unmarked door in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. If you want to dine here on your next trip to this park, then hope not. Club membership costs $ 25 plus an annual fee of $ 000.

Trafalgar Square

Only people with very intent gaze will notice the tiny Lilliput police station located in Trafalgar Square in London. In the 1930s, this square was the site of protests, so the police allocated a lamppost in the square so that they could watch the crowd in an inconspicuous place.

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