DataViz: Monumental Budget Busters (Podio.com)

Readers: 

As a followup to the visualization I shared on mankind’s greatest architectural achievements, Britt from Podio.com shared a chart her team has created. It depicts the world’s most over-budget projects, which shockingly consist of some of the world’s most monumental buildings, such as the Montreal Olympic Stadium and the Empire State Building.

To give you more of an overview, it charts large-scale projects in history known for cost overruns. Project timeframes, budgets and costs were taken from reliable news media and academic literature to create a comparison chart that allows you to contrast each project’s percentage over budget, years over deadline and total amount over budget.

Simply click on any of the images to see the more detailed information.

You are allowed the option to view it via the grid or the graph view. I highly recommend checking out the graph view as it will give you a better picture of how the costs to build each building compares to one another.

Thanks to Britt and her team for sharing this with me. 

Here is where you can view the entire interactive visualization: https://podio.com/site/budget-busters

Best regards, Michael

Monumental Budget Busters

When I clicked on the Scottish Parliament Building, the following information displayed.

Scottish Parliament Building

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