Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kentucky religious group constructing life-sized Noah’s Ark

'Answers in Genesis', a Christian non-profit based in Kentucky, has raised more than $30 million to construct a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark said to be nearly 2 football fields in length, but critics are saying that the project is a waste of money and contributes to the “Disneyfication” of religion...

Now, the project is well underway and Ken Ham, co-founder and CEO of Answers In Genesis states:

The ark could attract between 1.4 million and 2.2 million visitors annually. That could help create more than 21,000 new jobs for the region over the next 10 years.

When finished, it will feature four decks with 132 different exhibits. It is expected to stand 104 feet tall from the bottom to the top of the main sail, and will be 410 feet long by 85 feet wide. The actual structure will be more than 50 feet high.

Plans are using the measurement of Egyptian cubits, which equate into 20.4 inches apiece. Ham said that the outside planking would stretch from Williamsburg to Philadelphia. It will be the largest timber-framed structure in the world. "After the flood, God said it wouldn't happen again," Ham said. "And that's a good thing, so we don't have to worry whether ours floats or not."


 The project is being funded by a combination of private donations, advanced sales and a bond offering worth $62 million. In addition, individuals can purchase a peg, plank or beam on the structure and have their name on it.

Now check out their playlist of videos on the Ark...

Info source: usatoday

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