VIDEO: A brief history of landmarks blowing up on film

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Jun 16, 2016, 6:08 PM EDT

Very soon, we'll be treated to the sight of aliens blowing up various famous Earth-bound structures as the big, bad, bug-eyed monsters from outer space that almost wiped out the human race in Independence Day return, bigger and badder, in Independence Day: Resurgence. Jeff Goldblum tells us in the trailer that they always go after the landmarks (it's surprising there are any left after the architectural bloodbath that was the first film), but they're not the only ones. As you'll see in the below video, taking out mankind's most significant edifices is a tried and true practice in the movie-verse. 

Give it a look and get ready to save the Earth (again).