Famous Structures: How Long Did They Take to Build?

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We’re all about building beautiful paving by using our skills in masonry. We love seeing the faces of our clients when we’re done as though we have turned their dream into a reality. Where do we get our inspiration from? Well, we can tell you that famous structures play a factor into our inspirations. We’ve always been fascinated by their architectural work and their lack of advanced technology. Having said that, you can trust that many of these structures took hundreds of years to build!

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

While you can start pointing fingers at poor architectural design, Italy has now paid tribute to Bonanno Pisano for creating a prestigious structure. It started in 1172, and ended at 1371– Yes, it took 199 years to build. Even though, this building was designed to be straight, it is now famous for it’s leaning structure. Today, thanks to modern technology, it stands more sturdier than ever.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia

This also took some time to make, and it was designed by Barma and Postnik. It started in 1555 and it didn’t finish until 1678. If you do the math, it took 123 year to finish. It’s an incredible structure with quite a bit of an eclectic design to it.

Taj Mahal, India

This unbelievable structure is a commemoration of love. This was built in dedication for Mumtaz Mahal who was the third wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It took about 20,000 people to work on its construction and 21 long years. It was designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri in 1632.

Eiffel Tower, France

The Eiffel Tower is another sign of love as many couples visit it to celebrate their love. It was designed by Stephen Sauvestre in 1887, and it took about 2 years to build. Currently, the Eiffel Tower stands as the tallest structure in France.

Statue of Liberty, USA

This famous structure was a present from France, and it was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi in 1875. It took about 9 years to make with 354 steps from the foot to the crown. From there, it shows a beautiful view of New York.