Maharashtra government has announced that the planned statue of Shivaji off the Mumbai coast would be tallest memorial in the world. The mid-sea Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial was originally conceived in the 1980s. The planned memorial would be 210 metres surpassing the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty and the under-construction Statue of Unity of Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat. The memorial would be a 12 storey structure built entirely in the sea. The statue would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 3,600 crore. Besides the statue, the state government would also build a library, an amphitheatre, an aquarium, an IMAX theatre, guest rooms, a helipad, a hospital, etc.