Repairs To The Great Wall Of China Are Being Crowdfunded

Sep 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET

The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. But visitors who see it up close might notice that parts of it are looking a little shabby these days.

Fixing a 13,000 mile-long wall is expensive, and so in order to fund it, The China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation went high tech, launching an online crowdfunding effort. They hope to raise $1.6 million. Thus far, they’ve only collected about $57,000.