Shivaji memorial to be the tallest memorial in the world
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.