There is a cost-benefit to everything, right from adopting latest trend in fashion for men to adhering to gym workouts for men. We will let you know the amazing cost of saving the wonders of the world:
1. The Great Wall of China, China:
One of the greatest marvels built by mankind, the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure that is visible from space. Due to rapid industrialization, pollution and public apathy this structure is under serious threat. To preserve this massive wall at its glory, a massive crowdfunding campaign was set up in 2016 that amassed nearly $1.6 million.
2. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France:
The photographer’s delight, the Eiffel Tower is a unique man-made structure that was built to mark the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Due to changes in the climatic conditions and the chemical changes due to weathering, the structure needed a restoration on many areas and joints. Approximate amount of €300 million ($356 million) was invested in its refurbishment.
3. The Taj Mahal, India:
The mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal is 380 years old structure that was crafted in white marble. With high levels of pollution, and weathering, the gloss, the shine, and the color of the marbles have diminished. Massive restorative work is underway to preserve this symbol of eternal love in India. According to reports, packs of non-abrasive and non-corrosive chemicals are applied to improve whiteness and gleam. Though no official amount is shared by the government of India for this large-scale restoration work, one can estimate it to be quite significant.
4. Buckingham Palace, London, England:
Dating back to 17th century, the Queen Elizabeth II’s official London residence has recently undergone a huge renovation. The overall structure had started showing signs of weakness, the old wiring, boilers and even the basic pipework has been renewed at the estimated cost of $495 million.
5. Colosseum, Rome, Italy:
It is also no secret that even the Colosseum, a 2000-year-old building was refurbished first time in history @ $ 27.6 million. Thanks to its ever-rising popularity, the Italian monument was covered with scaffolding for few years as renovation was underway. According to available data, it took nearly 33 months of hard work to bring back the original color of this monument.
6. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy:
The famous lean of the Tower of Pisa famous, that appeared to defy gravity, gave nightmares to the restorative workers. The 13th-century monument was closed for nearly a decade till bags of cement were injected into its very basic foundations that helped to stabilize the tower at an estimated cost of $33 million.