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A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. When the decision to make such a statue was made. several designs were considered like a representation of the Christian cross, a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hands, and a pedestal symbolizing the world.
Christ the Redeemer, is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue’s features are 30 metres (98 feet tall), weight 700 tons. It is located at the peak of the 700 m (2,296 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. The tallest of its kind in the world.
The Christ Redeemer statue was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and carved by French sculptor Paul Landowski.Towering over Rio de Janeiro, the Christ Redeemer statue is 125 feet (38 m) tall, including the pedestal.
The Christ Redeemer statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.
In 2007, the Christ Redeemer statue was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Yes it is 100% a green disaster. It should have been prevented if a little care has been taken by \"cutting the branches of the trees\" before cyclone attack. NDRF forces have arrived at Vizag 4 or 5 days earlier. ...
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