Between the height of the Empire State Building and the intricate designs found on the Chrysler Building, awe-inspiring architecture is all around us. But some of the most interesting history can be found in the minor details. Not only do windows provide some of the most amazing views, but some have their own story to tell. Below are just a few windows that have their own part in history.

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The Texas School Book Depository Window

Before November 22nd, 1963, the Texas School Book Depository was just another warehouse. However, on this day, it became the infamous warehouse that held Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

The Pope’s Window

With over 12,000 windows, the Apostolic Palace is known for its incredible architecture. But out of those thousands of windows, non is more revered than the Pope’s window. Each Sunday, the Pope recited Angelus mass from the third story window.


Notre Dame Cathedral’s South Rose Window

In 1163, construction began on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. To this day, Notre Dame is known for its several incredible windows, but non is better known than the South Rose Window. At 42-feet in diameter, the South Rose Window is made of 84 panes of stained glass. Below the main window are 16 window panes, each featuring one of the profits.

Vostok’s Porthole

In 1961, Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin became the first person ever launched into space. When he saw the Earth for the first time out of the Vostok Porthole, all he could say was “I see Earth, it is so beautiful.”


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