Marble has been used for thousands of years to show luxury, opulence, and wealth. Many of the most famous and significant buildings and structures in the world include marble. And it’s a testament to marble’s longevity that they are still standing and in as good a shape today as they were when they were originally installed.
Marble Restoration NYC — World’s Most Famous Marble Structures
Everybody knows about the famous marble statues from ancient Greece, Rome, and Renaissance Italy. But did you know that marble also is part of some of the most well-known buildings in the world?
The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, is constructed almost entirely out of marble. Build by the Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the mostly marble structure took more than 20 years to build in the 17th Century at a cost of more than 23 million rupees, which today would be worth more than $800 million.
Today, the Taj Mahal is not only still standing but looks nearly exactly the way it did when it was first unveiled in 1631. And it attracts millions of visitors each year.
Marble Restoration NYC — Marble throughout History
But the Taj Mahal isn’t the only famous marble structure. There’s also the Duomo Cathedral in Florence, Italy, the Greek Bust of Artemis, and the Acropolis, which has stood proudly above Athens since 447 BC.
In the US, famous marble structures including the Supreme Court Building and the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C. And right here in New York City, the Washington Square arch is made of white Tuckahoe marble and has stood the test of time in the East Village since 1806.
History has shown that if you maintain your marble properly and it can last many lifetimes.