If the Manhattan battle in ‘The Avengers’ really happened, it would cost $160 billion to repair the damage
“The Avengers” is one heck of a movie with one heck of a final act. It’s all non-stop awesomeness as the Avengers battle Loki and his army for the fate of the Earth. And during that battle, a part of Manhattan is pretty much laid to waste, with buildings torn to bits, roads destroyed and debris everywhere. The geek in me actually wondered, “How much damage did they do? And how much would it cost to repair?!” Thankfully Gizmodo has the answer: $160 billion.
Kinetic Analysis Corporation, a leading disaster cost prediction firm based in the US, undertook some modelling for The Hollywood Reporter. They calculated that the physical damage alone would cost $60-70 billion, with economic and cleanup ramifications adding $90 billion. Which gives a total of around $160 billion, and that’s to say nothing of the loss of lives. By way of comparison, Hurricane Katrina cost $90 billion, and the tsunami in Japan last year $122 billion.
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