The original, a 30m statue in the Greek city which collapsed in the Third Century, will be replaced by a 150m structure – five times the size of the original..The Colossus of Rhodes – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders Of The World – may be resurrected as part of a bold new £183 million plan.
The striking design will straddle two long piers in the harbor – as legend states the original did – and hold a huge beacon above its head.Unlike the original, this new tourist attraction will have a library, museum & shops.
The first Colossus was built using cash generated by the sale of discarded military equipment abandoned after an aborted siege of the city. But this time a projected tourism boost of 35 million euros is expected to pay for the monolith.