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6 Incredible Fake Buildings

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1. 23 & 24 Leinster Gardens, London

The first steam engine underground railroads required open-air vents so that the tunnels didn’t get too clogged with air. But when there needed to be a vent in the middle of an upscale neighborhood, the railroad decided to camouflage it with the facade of a gorgeous townhouse. One thing’s for sure, this fake building is sitting on some mighty valuable real estate!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:05PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

interesting. i never knew

6:42AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Thank you

11:52AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:26AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

crazy!

5:29PM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

Surprising...but the fakes do coverup what would be considered eyesores - except in the case of North Korea. Hard to know what that town is really for.

6:42PM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Weird....I just don't get it. Maybe I have no imagination! :-)

3:23PM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

Awesome :)

3:18PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

cool read, ta :)

6:30AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Nice pictures, thanks.

12:40AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks.

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