1829 – National Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh
The National Monument was built as an act of deliberate folly and contrary to popular lore was not the result of lack of funds. Built as a National Monument to the Napoleonic Dead, £24,000 was raised by a committee for its construction. Drawings only show exactly what we now see, so the architects C.R. Cockerell and his asstant William Playfair intended this incomplete look.