The Modern Value of Some of the World’s Most Outstanding Landmarks (part 1)
There are numerous landmarks all over the world that date back centuries ago. While most people are still wondering how these amazing monuments where built, other are calculating how much would have the construction cost if these structures were built today. Here are some of the most iconic attractions on the planet along with their modern value.
- Elizabeth Tower – the clocktower is beyond any doubts London’s most emblematic landmark. It was built and opened in 1958 and is constructed mostly from copper and tin. Given the current price of these materials and the labour cost, if Elizabeth Tower should have been built today it would have cost a total of £142.806 to the British government. So, make sure that you visit it as soon as your man and van project is over. You can ease your move by using the services of a man and van company.
- Statue of Liberty – This breathtaking monument was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue was designed by prominent French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Batrholdi and was built by famous civil engineer Gustave Eiffel. The Statue of Liberty was built in pieces and then all the pieces were shipped to the US where they were put together. Lady Liberty which is the nickname of the statue is made of copper, steel and concrete and would have cost £824.619 if it was constructed today.
- Leaning Tower of Pisa – One of Italy’s most recognisable edifices the tower of Pisa dates back to the late 14th century. It is believed that Galileo Galilei used to conduct some of his experiments from the top of the tower. The structure is made entirely from white marble and its construction spanned for over two centuries as it started in 1173. The building cost of the tower in modern days would be £2.634.928.
- Christ the Redeemer – Brazil’s most famous landmark was completed in 1931. The construction of the statue lasted for a total of five years and started in 1926. The monument is 30 metres tall and is located on the peak of the 700 metres tall Corcovado Mountain. Made from stone, reinforced steel and soapstone tiles, Christ the Redeemer would have cost a total of £935.989 if it was to be built in modern times.
- Eiffel Tower – Do you recall the aforementioned French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel, well this is his most notable work and as the name suggests it is named after him. The tower was opened in 1889 and was built to serve as the entrance of the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Initial plans were to dismantle Eiffel’s tower once the fair is over but the local authorities decided to keep it. The decision was met negatively by Parisians but throughout the years it became the symbol of Paris. The Eiffel Tower is made from iron and rivets, and its modern cost is £20.036.508, keep in mind that the tower is repainted every year and the cost for its repainting is £761,306.