Photos: The Seven Wonders of the World find a new home in Delhi

Drawn up from a list of ancient, medieval and new wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Christ the Redeemer of Brazil, Rome’s Colosseum and the Statue of Liberty have found a new home in Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan. The monuments built from industrial scrap material sourced from the MCD’s scrap yards and stores pack in a bucket list of sights in an evening’s stroll. HT’s Burhaan Kinu runs us through the sights, currently receiving finishing touches before the park's opening.

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Take in the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower in the sweep of a single gaze once the Wonders of the World Park opens at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Take in the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower in the sweep of a single gaze once the Wonders of the World Park opens at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Far greener surroundings for this replica of the 5,000 year old Great Pyramid of Giza than the harsh weathering sands of Egypt. The replicas spread over an area of four acres range in height from 15ft for the Colosseum to 60ft for the Eiffel Tower. This Giza Pyramid stands at 18ft high. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Far greener surroundings for this replica of the 5,000 year old Great Pyramid of Giza than the harsh weathering sands of Egypt. The replicas spread over an area of four acres range in height from 15ft for the Colosseum to 60ft for the Eiffel Tower. This Giza Pyramid stands at 18ft high. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Arms outstretched, the 25ft tall Christ the Redeemer of Brazil awaits visitors. The park in New Delhi was conceived along similar lines to the Seven Wonders park in Kota, Rajasthan. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Arms outstretched, the 25ft tall Christ the Redeemer of Brazil awaits visitors. The park in New Delhi was conceived along similar lines to the Seven Wonders park in Kota, Rajasthan. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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What makes this interpretation of bringing the seven wonders together different is the use of industrial scrap in the construction of the monuments. 110 tonnes of waste brought in from 24 municipal corporation yards and stores has been turned into these wonders. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

What makes this interpretation of bringing the seven wonders together different is the use of industrial scrap in the construction of the monuments. 110 tonnes of waste brought in from 24 municipal corporation yards and stores has been turned into these wonders. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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At eight times smaller than the Italian original’s 57mtrs, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Delhi should have a far easier time staying put. The seven monuments have been constructed at a combined cost of around Rs 5 crores. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

At eight times smaller than the Italian original’s 57mtrs, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Delhi should have a far easier time staying put. The seven monuments have been constructed at a combined cost of around Rs 5 crores. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Work underway around the enclosure of the replica Roman Colosseum. Each monument will have a stone plinth by its side detailing information about the object in view and its history. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Work underway around the enclosure of the replica Roman Colosseum. Each monument will have a stone plinth by its side detailing information about the object in view and its history. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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The 30ft tall Statue of Liberty at the park has traded in its New York harbour views for the green lawns and mood lighting in Delhi. Entry to the park, which will also showcase projects by the horticulture department and have a cafeteria, has been kept at a nominal Rs 20 to help upkeep. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

The 30ft tall Statue of Liberty at the park has traded in its New York harbour views for the green lawns and mood lighting in Delhi. Entry to the park, which will also showcase projects by the horticulture department and have a cafeteria, has been kept at a nominal Rs 20 to help upkeep. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Built at a cost of Rs 1.16 crores, the replica Taj Mahal is also the most expensive piece among the park’s wonders. Centrally located and easily accessible through Ring Road, the SDMC expects visitors from all over Delhi once the final touches are in place and the park opens. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Built at a cost of Rs 1.16 crores, the replica Taj Mahal is also the most expensive piece among the park’s wonders. Centrally located and easily accessible through Ring Road, the SDMC expects visitors from all over Delhi once the final touches are in place and the park opens. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 04:16 PM IST
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