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May 9, 2012

Disaster expert: Repairing NYC after “The Avengers” would cost billions

  • $160 billion in damage to NYC portrayed in Avengers source
  • invasion Kinetic Analysis Corp. estimates that the physical damage to Manhattan would cost $60 - $70 billion to repair
  • fallout KAC estimates the economic impact, cost of cleanup, and loss of life would cost an additional $90 billion

» To put that in context: The damage portrayed during the Chitauri invasion would be double that of the September 11th attacks ($83 billion), and bigger than both Hurricane Katrina ($90 billion) and last year’s tsunami in Japan ($122 billion). “Given the involvement of individuals considered deities in some cultures (Thor, Loki), there is even the potential to classify the event as an ‘act of God,’” reads the report, continuing, “though that designation would be subject to strenuous theological and legal debate.” To put this in perspective, the $220 million it cost to create the film would be less than 1 percent of the total cost to repair the city after the damage it fake-created.

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