Imagine three million people in your house? Not good right.That's what Mount Rushmore feels like.mount Rushmore is 6 story's tall, that's really tall.in this story you will now a lot about Mount Rushmore. Imagine having your face on a rock.
The southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Led by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, work on the project began in 1927 and was finally completed in 1941. Over that time period, some 400 workers erected the sculpture under dangerous conditions, removing a total of 450,000 tons of rock in order to create the enormous carved heads, each of which reached a height of 60 feet (18 meters). In sculptor Gutzon Borglum’s original design, the four presidents were meant to be represented from the waist up, but insufficient funding brought the carving to a halt after completion of their faces. Known as the “Shrine of Democracy,” Mount Rushmore welcomes upwards of 2 million visitors every year, and is one of America’s most popular tourist attractions.
On average, Mount Rushmore hosts nearly three million visitors a year.
It took 14 years and 400 men to carve the mountain. Despite harsh and dangerous conditions, no one died during the project.Mount Rushmore cost nearly one million dollars and was mostly carved during the Great Depression.Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. The blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock. Details were finished with jackhammers and hand chisels.The faces of Mount Rushmore are 60 feet high. That’s the same size as a six-story building.