Building the Statue of Unity

Sardar Patel is credited with uniting all 562 princely states in pre-independent India to build the Republic of India — hence the name of the statue.
Built by over 250 engineers and 3,400 laborers using 70,000 tons of cement, 18,500 tons of reinforcement steel bars, 6,000 tons of structural steel and 1,700 metric tons of bronze.
The height of the statue was fixed as ‘182’ metres to match the total democratic assembly constituencies in the state of Gujarat.
A comparison of the Statue of Unity with other notable monuments in the world:

Statue of Unity Comparison

History in Khambhat, India

Khambhat, in east-central Gujarat state, west-central India, lies at the head of the Gulf of Khambhat (Cambay) and the mouth of the Mahi River.

The town was mentioned in 1293 by the Venetian traveler Marco Polo, who referred to it as a busy port. It was still a prosperous port in the late 15th century, when Muslims controlled Gujarat. As the gulf silted up, however, the port became insignificant. The town was the capital of the princely state of Cambay, which was incorporated into Kaira (later Kheda) district in 1949.

There are several structures from the past, including this building, that display architecture from that era.

A Building from the Past in Khambhat

Unique Architecture in Oxford

Oriel College is the fifth oldest of the University of Oxford’s constituent colleges, founded in 1326. The majority of Oriel’s buildings date from the 17th century onward.

Oriel College

The Peckwater Quadrangle (known as “Peck” to students) is one of the quadrangles of Christ Church, Oxford, England.

The Peckwater Quadrangle