Photo: Peru Working to Make World's Tallest Museum in Mining Region of Pasco
Though the title of world’s tallest museum is held by the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, Italy, Peru is looking to build the world’s highest museum.
A new museum being built in Peru’s Pasco region will stand 4,380 meters (14370 feet) above sea level when completed.
The building, which will be located in Cerro de Pasco, the region’s capital, and will be home to a museum highlighting the area’s mining history.
Cerro de Pasco is one of the highest cities in the world and was once one of the richest silver producing areas during the early 17th century until the Spanish exhausted the silver.
The mines of Cerro de Pasco were a major source of William Randolph Hearst and his family’s wealth. Though the media mogul was know to frequently lambast magnates such as JP Morgan and the Vanderbilts in public, in private he entered into partnership with them in lucrative ventures like the mines of Cerro de Pasco.