What some of the world’s most famous monuments could have looked like

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pz45zqv5tr4cfmft.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pz45zqv5tr4cfmft.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pz45zqv5tr4cfmft.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pz45zqv5tr4cfmft.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Had things gone differently, France's Arc De Triomphe could have been a massive giant elephant!&mdash;at least, that is what architect Charles Ribart envisioned for the landmark back in 1759 before his proposal was rejected by the French Government. Similarly, Sydney's iconic Opera House, known for its distinctive roof, may have never become the masterpiece of modern architecture it is today had the competition opted for the conductor of the Orchestra's entry over that of the Danish architect Jom Utzon.
Beyond the Arc De Triomphe and Sydney Opera House, many of the world's most famous landmarks could have looked radically different had things gone another way. Here to show what could've been, GoCompare has illustrated the rejected designs of some of these iconic structures.  Arc De Triomphe

45 years before the Arc De Triomphe was built, 18th century architect Charles Ribart proposed to construct a three-story elephant on the same site. The design was turned down by the French gover...

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