The iScrap App Team is excited to bring you 6 of the Scrapping Wonders of the World. We have gone through some notable infrastructures that have been made throughout the centuries, which would be a scrapper’s dream. There are many large landmarks around the world that are made from metal. Have you ever wondered how much they are worth if they were scrapped? (We hope they would never be!)
The Sunken Titanic
It has been 100 years since the massive ship, a wonder of it’s time, has sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It is estimated that there is 46,000 tons of steel down below the ocean within the shipwreck. That would equal about $4.6 million.
The Eiffel Tower
The famous and brand landmark for France was originally only supposed to be constructed for a world fair and then taken down after 20 years. Paris decided it would be useful as a good communication tool so they left it. Probably a good idea! The 7,300 tons of iron are worth about $2.5 million.
Lady Liberty Herself
The Statue of Liberty served as a iconic symbol for freedom during the immigration wave in the early part of the 1900’s and was designed by a french artist and given by France to the US. The 225 tons in total equal out to 100 tons of copper and 125 tons of steel. It would be worth about $661,000.
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge which shines even through the thickest fog in the San Francisco Bay was designed by the same man that designed the Manhattan Bridge, building from one side of the country to the next. The bridge weighs about 83,000 tons of steel which would amount to about $8.3 million.
The Gateway to the West
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis was built in the 1960’s to represent the western expansion of the US, for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Standing around 630 feet tall, the arch is a work of art in itself. Weighing about 5,200 tons of stainless steel it would be worth about $6.3 million in scrap.
The Big Ben Tower
*Ding* *Dong* The Big Ben clock tower in London, England is the 3rd largest clock tower in the world and is over 150 years old! The bell inside of the tower is about 13.5 tons in weight. The bronze bell would be worth about $47,000.
While these Six Scraptastic Wonders of the World are worth a total of about $22.4 million all together, but they are too great of landmarks and icons throughout the world to even consider scrapping them. But it is nice to think about!
**These estimates of prices are not represented by any prices through the iScrap App and are just estimated based on generic information.**