7+1 fascinating facts about the Christ the Redeemer statue!

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Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa.

  1. It was constructed between 1922 and 1931.
  2. The statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal.
  3. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.
  4. The statue weighs 635 metric tons.
  5. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
  6. The statue is the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the world!
  7. It’s located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
  8. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.