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Costs to erect famous structures

1. Eiffel Tower — $1.5 million 1889, $29 million in today's dollars

2. Empire State Building — $50 million 1930, $506 million in today's dollars

3. Brooklyn Bridge — $16 million 1883, $286 million in today's dollars

4. New York's Plaza Hotel — $12 million 1907, $231 million in today's dollars

5. Panama Canal — $352 million 1910, $6.8 billion in today's dollars

6.Golden Gate Bridge — $35 million 1937, $437 million in today's dollars


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