Shipping Famous Landmarks Overseas

Every country has some landmarks they’re particularly proud of. They give a sense of national pride, comradery and in some cases generate a tremendous amount of revenue from tourism alone.

Here at 1st Move we’ve been flexing our creative muscles to visualise what some of these mishmashes in cultures would look like, and just in case any government was interested we’ve worked out exactly how much it would cost to make it happen (turns out, it’s quite a lot!).

For example, if President Trump decided that building a wall on the border was in fact, too much effort and instead chose to move an existing one, it would take an eye-watering £1.8 trillion to ship over the Great Wall from China to the Mexican border.

Or perhaps you fancied seeing Brazil’s behemoth Christ The Redeemer statue sitting next to the Westminster Abbey. Well, it would cost around £17.7 million for the pleasure, but, a small price to pay to liven up the capital’s skyline.

Well have a look at the full list of visualisations below, and let us know which landmark you’d most like to see in your hometown.

Great Wall of China relocated to USA-Mexico border
Great Wall of China relocated to USA-Mexico border
Eiffel Tower, relocated from Paris to New York
Eiffel Tower relocated from Paris to New York
The Great Pyramid of Giza relocated to Las Vegas
The Great Pyramid of Giza relocated to Las Vegas
Christ the Redeemer relocated from Rio de Janeiro to London
Christ the Redeemer relocated from Rio de Janeiro to London
Statue of Liberty relocated from New York to Vatican City
Statue of Liberty relocated from New York to Vatican City
Taj Mahal relocated from Uttar Pradesh to Paris
Taj Mahal relocated from Uttar Pradesh to Paris
The Colosseum relocated from Rome to St. Petersburg
The Colosseum relocated from Rome to St. Petersburg

If you enjoyed this list as much as we did making it, give it a share or tell us which landmarks you’d like to see relocated aboard.

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