Amazing Pictures Of Bizarre Elephant Building. A National Historic Landmark in New Jersey, Lucy the Margate Elephant is an elephant-shaped building located on the beach at Margate. Lets have a look my beautiful collection of Amazing City Photography by Niki BarBati. The elephantine structure stands 65-feet high and weighs 90 tons. Since its construction in 1881, Lucy the Elephant has enjoyed several different “careers.” Originally intended to encourage real-estate investment on the Jersey Shore.Lucy the Elephant has been, at one time or another, a restaurant, a tavern, a house and a tourist attraction.enjoy to see this post of Strange Buildings Of The World. In 1970, the famous landmark was moved to its present location, where it underwent extensive restorations of its exterior. Several years later, Lucy the Elephant reopened for public tours.you are enjoy to see my post of Amazing Buildings In The United States. Today, visitors are allowed to enter Lucy the Elephant via a spiral staircase in one of the hind legs and to climb up to the howdah for a refreshing view of the ocean.