Most Expensive Man Made Attractions
For being famous is the most long cherished dream of human being. Million dollar secret behind being famous is to attract people. There are many manmade attractions all over the world which performs as magnet for tourists by its gorgeousness, architecture, history, endurance and purpose served etc.
Many of the monuments exist for an extended period of time, which might build for another purpose but now it is a place of attraction. Like most of the forts were built before centuries for the security issues but at the present they attract visitors and also used for ceremony. The top ten manmade attraction that cost the largest budgets are enlisted –
1. Great Wall of China, China: $260 billion
This 2000 years old amazing structure is no doubt the longest manmade project on the earth. Almost 3 million people worked for this 4,500 km long gigantic wall over 200 years. Around 220 B.C., Qin Shi Huang, the initial sovereign of a amalgamated China planned to contract the wall to protect his empire. Averaging between 15 and 30 feet in elevation, and between 15 and 25 feet in breadth the wall spans starting the Liaonling Province in the East to the Gansu Province in the West.
2. International Space Station, Low Earth orbit: $150 billion
The first component of this artificial satellite was launched into orbit in 1998. But now it becomes the largest artificial body in orbit, so it’s possible to visualize it from earth with naked eyes. With average speed 7.66 kilometres per second, this high-flying satellite is an observation platform for astronomical, environmental and geological research.
3. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, India: $25 billion
This glorious erection represents the love of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. This epitome of Mughal art was built in 22 years (1631-1653) by the contribution of 20,000 workers. A massive amount of 32 million rupees ($500,000), equivalent to $25 billion today were spent during the construction of the monument.
4. Boston big dig: $24.3 Billion
Considering the most complex and technologically challenging highway project that significantly reduced traffic congestion of United States. These enormous highway ventures was planned by the Marx Brothers, built by the Three Stooges and supervised by Willy Sutton. Starting from 1982, it takes almost 25 years to complete the whole project.
5. Three Gorges Dam: $22.5 Billion
6. Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa: $15 Billion
7. Abraj Al Bait Towers: $15 billion
8. The channel Tunnel : $14.6 Billion
9. Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE: $14 Billion
10. Alaska Pipeline: $8 Billion
For having an enormous weak end, you might plan a vacation to those places with your nearest and dearest one. By having selfies with one of these most expensive manmade attractions, you must be nostalgic and experience like sanctuary.