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There's a Plan To Rebuild the Colossus of Rhodes

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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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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.
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That's quite an undertaking, but would be purely for aesthetics(even thou it would have a library, an exhibition hall, and a lighthouse) during a time in which European nations are still trying to recover from the financial crisis. Not to mention the immigration crisis.

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.




edit on 8-1-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add comment.




posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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Not sure what this has to do with the plastic floating in the ocean...?
Could say the same about almost everything money is spent on.

The way i see it is this structure will pay for itself over time with tourist dollars and eventually make a profit. . That's the only reason money is spent on stuff like this. .

As long as they don't touch temple mount then they can rebuild whatever the hell they like..



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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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.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

Not sure how much money an exhibition hall, a library and a lighthouse would bring in, even when they are inside a new Colossus. More so during a time when Europe is still trying to recover from the financial crisis, not to mention the brand new immigration crisis.

I gave the example of the plastic island in the Pacific as an example. It doesn't have to be that in specific, but anything that would be a little more constructive, and would help better. It could be building other businesses which is a bit less grandiose but would bring a lot of new jobs to Europeans.
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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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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.


It looks fantastic in the picture in the article.. i do love good architecture. . And to be honest at 238 million dollars doesn't seem so bad for an amazing structure such as this.. Especially when you consider wembley stadium cost 738 million pounds (not sure what that is in dollars)



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

It would bring in tourist dollars or euros to be more specific..
The island of rhodes is already a massive tourist hotspot, this will bring in more and people will visit it.. and you can bet your ass this will have to pay..

For example the only reason I would visit dubai would be to see the burj Khalifa (not sure if spelling is right) and the only reason I visit Egypt is th see the pyramids.. and the only reason I travelled for days through the outback was to see ayres rock which know it's not a building but people will put money into the economy to see stuff like that..



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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And it also puts the country on the map and in the mainstream..
For example we all know christ the redemer statue in Brazil.. that alone has brought in millions as has the statue of liberty in new York. .
As will the statue of me in the uk in the future..



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:36 PM
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What a waste of resources, a true beacon of misused power.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
What a waste of resources, a true beacon of misused power.


Bah Humbug.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 02:38 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

it seems like tbtb what to leave a stamp before the culling



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 06:55 AM
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I think this is a great idea. I love public art.

I wonder what you will see if you look up between the statue's legs.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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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.


Because it's cool AF. Plus people of different professions have different interests and specialisations. It's like saying all scientists should be looking for a cure for cancer instead of searching for extra terrestrial life or the origin of the universe. I'm sure there are plenty of other teams out there who have got this one covered.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Thanks for the post, I hope they do it. We need more large undertakings with the imprint of humanity IMO.

As to your opinion of why they should instead focus on recycling the plastic from the Pacific, it sounds to me like that's not what they're interested in doing, which is a good enough reason for me. Same reason we have movies, paintings, Christmas lights, bonfires with friends, rock gardens, symphonies, sports cars, etc. People want them and enjoy them. We're not at the point of regressing to a "necessity only" society.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

I will love to see such and ancient status back in its original place, but I am sure that is going to be an expensive endeavor, 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.

In this days and times, everything is possible.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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during a time in which European nations are still trying to recover from the financial crisis. Not to mention the immigration crisis.


Whats immigration got to do with a Statue building program?

So say for instance you live in the west coast of USA and the East coast gets hit by a hurricane, do you stop living or aspiring to create or better yourself. Do the Easterners get to judge you because you're not crying with them everyday?

The Colossus would be a wonderful idea, showing the world that the Human spirit lives on.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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What a waste of resources, a true beacon of misused power.


So Architects are only allowed to dream of bungalows 4bdrs, 2 bthrms rectangular shape....How are you misusing the power of the written word? Explain what you mean by misused power.



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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it seems like tbtb what to leave a stamp before the culling


it seems that TPTB would have completed it by now if they were behind it. Didnt put much thought into that response did you?



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:27 PM
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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.


Well we see that the "fear game" has won you over, scared to leave your front door yet? Trying to sneak in some politics in a thread about art/sculptures?



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