Nowadays, it is almost a tradition to copy something: gadgets, cars and even buildings. As an example, the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon and other famous historical sites or structures.
A copy of the Mount Rushmore
The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents. The most known copy is in China, in a park in Chongqing. By the way, this city was the capital of China from 1937 to 1945. During these years, China was at war with Japan, and the United States helped in the war.
This mysterious monument commemorating past centuries, leaves no one indifferent. And the Americans have decided to build a copy of Stonehenge in Maryhill, USA. This is not just a copy they tried to reconstruct the monument, recreate it the way it was many centuries ago.
Tower of London
The copy of Tower Bridge has been made in the city of Suzhou, where, other than the Tower Bridge, 24 international bridges have been made.Unlike the original the Chinese version of Tower Bridge lacks a raising mechanism.
Taj Mahal (Bangladesh)
The replica has been built by a Bangladeshi filmmaker.The 17th Century Taj was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. Architects were sent to India to copy the dimensions of the original.The builders have received many protests from various Indian organizations and government agencies.
In 1897 Nashville hosted the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, a celebration of Tennessee’s 100th birthday. Nashville was known as the “Athens of the South.”It was rebuilt as a permanent structure in the 1920s.