Seven Indian artists have joined hands to create replicas of a set of monuments known as the "Seven Wonders of the World" using scrap metal in New Delhi, Reuters reported on February 6th.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in the Indian Capital transformed a landfill site into a park to house the replicas. The initiative is part of the Indian government's 'Clean India' project aimed at spreading awareness about discarded materials in the city. The SDMC provided materials from scrap yards to make the replicas.
"Delhi generates a lot of scrap, especially from vehicles. Everyday a lot of vehicle scrap is rolled out. The plan of SDMC was to transfer scrap at bad places to good places and to spread awareness. Whatever park, installations, and other things we have made are out of scrap," said Zakir Khan, an artist who recreated the Statue of Liberty.
The park features metal versions of the Taj Mahal, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, Rome's Colosseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.