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A 500-foot bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, towering over the entryway to a port. Just think of the Titan of Braavos from Game of Thrones.
A collective of European architects has proposed to build a 21st-century version of the Colossus of Rhodes, the ancient Greek statue erected on the island of Rhodes in the 3rd century B.C. The new statue would stand 500-feet tall and serve as a cultural center as well as a lighthouse.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes was a 100-foot bronze statue of Helios, the Greek titan-god of the sun. It was constructed in 280 B.C. to celebrate a military victory over Antigonus I Monophthalmus, the ruler of Cyprus who unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 B.C. The Colossus stood as one of the tallest structures of the ancient world until an earthquake brought it crashing down in 226 B.C.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
This actually cheers me up a bit. It's nice to see people wanting to do something like this amidst all our troubles. I hope it will be beautiful.
Why don't these architects think of something more practical? I dunno, like finding a way to reuse all the plastic found in the "plastic island" in the middle of the Pacific? Getting rid of the plastic trash in the Pacific while reusing it would be a much better endeavor imo.
during a time in which European nations are still trying to recover from the financial crisis. Not to mention the immigration crisis.
What a waste of resources, a true beacon of misused power.
then they will have to guard the status in case some run away terrorist wannabe blows it down because it can be offensive to their religious views.