A destination to die for.....
A group in Dessau, Germany, has received funds and an opportunity to work with the architect Rem Koolhaas as an adviser in its quest to build the world's largest structure. Dubbed a "monument for all of us" the new "Great Pyramid," which will take around 30 years to complete, would be about 1,900 feet tall and 10 times larger than the Great Pyramid of Egypt.
Instead of being a monument to only a few individuals, Germany's Great Pyramid would be a communal tomb open to anyone regardless of nationality or denomination. It would offer burial space in the form of a "tomb container with ashes of the deceased" and engraved "memorial stones" with time capsules to store personal memorabilia. A burial spot will cost about $960 (700 euros).
Pritzker-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is set to lead the jury for choosing a final design for the project. The project has been given starter funding by the "Future of Labor" program of the government-backed German Federal Cultural Foundation.
As part of the group's business plan, the structure would be built up and out incrementally so that stones are added only as people buy placement in the pyramid.