Architectural Destruction Timeline

16 Oct 1834
Tally-Sack Fire at Houses of Parliament
1801
As part of his alterations to the Commons Chamber to make room for new Irish MPs, James Wyatt rips out medieval furnishings and destroys medieval wall paintings.
1237
Lincoln Cathedral's central tower collapses
1549
Spire of Lincoln Cathedral's central tower blows down in storm
1814
British troops set fire to U.S. Capitol during War of 1812
24 Aug 1814
British troops invade and set fire to the hastily-abandoned White House
1652
Lightning damages the bell tower.
1849
Garibaldi blows up the Milvian Bridge to slow the advance of French troops.
1204
Crusaders attack, desecrate and plunder the Hagia Sophia. Today, most of Hagia Sophia's riches can be seen in the treasury of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.
1290
The Church of St. John the Baptist is pulled down to make room for the Mob Quad of Merton College.
1316
An earthquake partially destroys Altamura Cathedral, after which it is renovated by Robert of Anjou.