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Christ The Redeemer

Posted by zenerwave on July 1, 2009

This a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The statue stands 30 metres wide and 38 metres tall with its pedestal. It weighs 635 tons, and is located at the peak of the 700 metres Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is slightly taller, standing at 34.20 metres tall and 40.44 metres  tall with its 6.24 metres pedestal. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.statue of Christ the Redeemer is a very important symbol of Brazil’s Christianity. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

Statue on the mountain Corcovado

was made in 1921 by the Catholic Circle of Rio. The group organised an event called Semana do Monumento (“Monument Week”) to attract donations and collect signatures to support the building of the statue. The donations came mostly from Brazilian Catholics.[1] The designs considered for the “Statue of the Christ” included a representation of the Christian cross, a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hands, and a pedestal symbolizing the world. The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms was chosen.

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