35 Million Kuna Croatian Homeland Monument Already Cracked After Few Months

Lauren Simmonds

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The Croatian Homeland Monument was only very recently constructed and its design and modern appearance has been the subject of an enormous amount of criticism and comments ever since it was installed here in Zagreb. Many people don’t think its design has anything to do with Croatian history, traditions or what the country suffered through in order to gain its independence. Others couldn’t care less about the structure’s looks but rather the huge price tag attached to the monument, standing at around 35 million kuna.

After just several months and even with such a mind-boggling sum of money attached to its name, the structure of the much talked about Croatian Homeland Monument has cracked.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Croatian Homeland Monument which now sits in the capital came to a total sum of, to be more precise, a massive 34.7 million kuna. The two plates at the top, which were to be joined, are now separated.

The Croatian Homeland Monument was designed by well known architect Nenad Fabijanic, and the construction work was done by Vodotehnika and Tigra, as reported by tportal.

”This will be a monument to all of the country’s history, a place of Croatian identity, based on the nation’s suffering. This is a monument that will present our values, traditions, customs and culture to every observer, will stimulate emotions and remember the honour of the warriors and the sacrifice we had to make in order to have an independent and sovereign Republic of Croatia. The purpose of the monument is to present our history that we all need to remember,” said the late Milan Bandic, who passed away suddenly and prematurely from a massive heart attack just several weeks ago.

It is not known whether the Croatian Homeland Monument ended up becoming cracked due to poorly executed works or because it was, like so many other structures, unfortunately damaged during the earthquake and was further damaged over time.

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