Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The 7.3 Billion Dollar, er, Person Question

 Via David


OK, most of us have seen the above picture and know at least the outline of the story behind that monument.  There are several things in the construction of this edifice that truly set my personal alarm claxons off:

  • Nobody knows where the money for this came from.  The identity of the financiers is cloaked behind a non-disclosure agreement.  Who does this?
  • The price named for construction was “ridiculous” – but it was paid regardless.  Who does this?
  • All legal documents regarding its construction were destroyed after it was done.  Who does this?

If you read the inscriptions, they are largely John Lennon’s “Imagine”, literally carved in stone:

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  1. As a stone mason with over 40 years of experience, I will tell you that these monuments were not easy to do. It would be a pleasure to do a tough job for people who were not skinflints and would pay what it's worth without a squabble.