The cost of replicating the Roman Coliseum in the United States?

stellarfun

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A video-blogger of classical Rome took on the task of estimating the original cost, and then obtaining cost estimates from three architects / engineers for a contemporary reproduction. Interesting that current-day estimates didn't need to include mechanicals, electricity, some plumbing, etc., and no building codes or ADA accessibility requirements, etc.

 

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The “Told in Stone” videos on Ancient Rome are great. This particular one was fun.
If he had included prevailing wages (this is/was a public building project), his labor cost estimate would have increased substantially.
 

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