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Will A UK Power Station Become the Most Expensive Thing Ever Built?

Will A UK Power Station Become the Most Expensive Thing Ever Built?
Will A UK Power Station Become the Most Expensive Thing Ever Built?, Existing Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point. Image © Image Courtesy of Wikipedia User: Richard Baker licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Existing Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point. Image © Image Courtesy of Wikipedia User: Richard Baker licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

"What is the most expensive object on Earth?" posits an article by Ed Davey published by the BBC. A new nuclear power station being built in the south west of the United Kingdom may well end up holding the title. At £24 billion ($35 billion) Davey estimates, "you could build a small forest of Burj Khalifas - the world's tallest building, in Dubai, cost a piffling £1bn ($1.5bn)." The article later compares the construction to other projects like bridges and particle accelerators, as well as historic precedents like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Great Wall of China, Hong Kong International Airport, or the International Space Station – the last of which cost a whopping $110 billion. But comparing monumental building and engineering projects comes with some caveats, such as: “what is strictly an individual object?” “Is cost measured by today’s values or those at the time of construction?” “Are we talking about modern methods or those used historically?” Read the full article here.

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Will A UK Power Station Become the Most Expensive Thing Ever Built?" 29 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786559/will-a-uk-power-station-become-the-most-expensive-thing-ever-built/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Existing Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point. Image © Image Courtesy of Wikipedia User: Richard Baker licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

英国发电站(UK Power Station)会成为有史以来最昂贵的建造物么?

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