CHRIST Redeemer

CHRIST Redeemer or Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ with the largest Art Deco architectural style and located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue has a height of 38 meters and is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain is 710 m high in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city.

This statue is a symbol of Christianity, and became a symbol of city pride. This statue of an open hand be seen by many as a sign of the warmth of the Brazilian population.

Christ Redeemer was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and the chisel by Frenchman Paul Landowski. Project done for 9 years from 1922 until October 12, 1931, at a cost of U.S. $ 250,000.

The statue is made from a mixture of concrete and stone. When the construction of railway built to carry large pieces of sculpture to the top of the mountain. The statue was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.

To see the statue up close have to climb 220 stairs. But on January 20, 2003 have been built elevators and sekalator. So do not bother anymore.

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