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.
11 thoughts on “Find out how many people does it take to build a famous construction! Interesting #infographic”
Now I know more about the world. Haha. I am now less dumber than most people. Thanks for the info! 😀
I have actually seen the tomb with the terracotta warriors and this info about it is astounding. Wish you could have included the Great Wall of China. I wonder how many people were involved in that epic job?
I did not know this! Really interesting and I feel a bit wiser now! There is so many things to see in life 🙂
These are facts you don’t often read about, and it’s always fun to learn things like this. Who would have thought that it took only 500 people to build the infamous Eiffel Tower! Wow! I’m really impressed with their efficiency.
Interesting. I knew a lot of work was put into creating these magnificent iconic structures, but putting it on an infographic puts it to a better perspective.
I am always fascinated by these great architectures. Whether they are ancient or modern buildings, I always wonder how they are built. Now, you shared this post and I appreciate it so much. thank you.
I guess no matter the era is, there is always strength and numbers. It’s really remarkable that these famous landmarks was an output of several people’s hardwork.
OmG!!! That’s a large scale employment… That’s kinda necessary these days..
I was also wondering how many people built the Great Wall of China. I’ve been there and you can never see its end. I have been to the site of the Terra Cotta warriors in Xi’an. Seeing all those army was already astounding. I can imagine the number of people working on all those, given that there was no two warriors that were alike.
Aha! so many things I didn’t know. The figures are simply jawdropping.
I didn’t know Eiffel Tower was meant to be a temporary building! That’s something new! But I do know China’s infrastructure were made heavily based on manual labour!