The Modern Value of Some of the World’s Most Outstanding Landmarks (Part 2)
Have you ever wondered how much the construction of some of the world’s most prominent ancient landmarks would cost today? If you have but don’t have the answer keep reading because we have listed some of these monuments along with their present construction cost.
- The Colosseum – Located in Rome, Italy this is beyond any doubt one of the most famous structures in the entire world. The Colosseum dates back to the 1st century and at one point in time was considered to be the most beautiful amphitheatre in the world. The entertainment venue is made entirely from travertine and its construction today would cost £244.140.502.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza – The only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world that is still standing, this gigantic structure is located in the Egyptian city of Giza and is the most famous landmark on the African continent. The pyramid was built in 2550 B.C from limestone and if it would have been construction today its buildings cost will be £564.253.675.
- Tower Bridge – Perhaps the most famous bascule/suspension bridge in the world, it is located in the capital of England, London. The bridge is 244 metres long, 65 metres tall and has a span of 61 metres. Tower Bridge was constructed during the late 19th century and was officially completed on the 30th of June, 1894. The bridge is from steel, Portland stone and Cornish granite and would cost £31.904.761 to the English government if it had to be built today. You’ll see in person this breathtaking structure once your move to London is completed with the aid of professional man and van services. Don’t worry about the price of such services, as nowadays most man and van companies work with affordable fees.
- Great Wall of China – One of the grandest and longest structures in the world the Great Wall of China was built throughout several centuries. The total length of the wall is 13.171 miles and it is made entirely of stone. If the wall had to be built in modern times it would undoubtedly be one of the most expensive structures in the world as it would cost a total of £25.383.874.176
- The Parthenon – The former temple of Goddess Athena is currently the most emblematic landmark of the Greek capital. The structure dates back to the 5th century B.C and is one of the finest examples of Ancient Greek architecture. At the time the construction of the temple was worth a total of 469 silver talents which in today’s money is £3.574.138.
- Empire State Building – New York’s most renowned skyscraper may not be as old as the other structures from our list but it is surely a world famous landmark that attracts both foreign and domestic visitors by the number. The construction of the building began in 1929 and ended two years later in 1931. The edifice is made from stainless and until 1970 was the tallest manmade structure in the world. If it had to be built today, the Empire State Building would have cost the staggering £407.966.591.