After watching a Roman documentary on TV I was online looking up the Colossus of Nero, and started finding articles on the Colossus of Rhodes. It was one of the 7 wonders of the world but only stood for 50 or so years until destroyed by an earthquake in 226 AD.
Several articles I found from late 2008 reported a green light for the construction of a new Colossus in Rhodes, to be between 60 and 100m tall, with the ability to go up in it like the Statue of Liberty. The cost is estimated at 200m Euros. This will be one hell of a sight to see, I hope this is finished in my lifetime!!
Article in the Guardian
Art depicting the ancient statue:
Location of Rhodes:
Rhodes on google maps: