We are all impressed by the big, impressive buildings across the globe. We saw some of them live, we only saw some in photos. But they are still mesmerizing. But how many people were needed to build the Eiffel Tower? Or the Panama Canal? Or the Taj Mahal?
Of course, some of the big projects implied sacrifices. We can all agree to that – from railways on various continents to the Parliament’s House in Bucharest, Romania (the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon) and more, sacrifices were made to build these projects. People lost their houses. Some even their lives. Of course, not all the projects involved such huge sacrifices.
So, if you ever wondered how many people does it take to build the Eiffel Tower, now there’s an infographic compiled by Adzuna that provides insight and offers data.
Just so you know,
- 500 people worked for 25 months to build the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France);
- 10,000 people worked for 60 months to build Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey);
- 20,000 worked for 234 months to built the Taj Mahal (Agra, India);
- 100,000 people worked for 148 months to built the International Space Station;
- and it took 700,000 people to work for 433 months in order to build Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum (Xi’An, China).
How many people it took to build the Panama Canal, The Pyramids, the Pentagon, The Empire state Building, the Metropolitan Railway or the Sydney harbor Bridge you can find out from the infographic included below.