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Monumento Cristo Redentor

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Identification

Monumento Cristo Redentor
Christ the Redeemer
135711

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Structure in General

monument
existing [completed]
limestone
art deco

Facts

  • The base on its own is 28 feet high.
  • The world's best known and most visited statue located atop Corcovado Mountain at 710 meters (2,343 feet).
  • The statue itself is 97 feet high and weighs 1,145 tons.
  • Located in the world's largest urban forest.
  • Outstretched arms are 92.5 feet fingertip-to-fingertip.
  • Conceived in 1921 and built in 1931 with the help of the Vatican as a national monument to commemorate 100 years of independence from Portugal in 1922.
  • The statue was designed by the Polish-born French sculptor Paul Landowski and is constructed from cast concrete covered in tiles of pale green soapstone.
  • On 16th March 2006, a group of Greenpeace environmentalists climbed onto the monument's right arm and hung a banner which read "The future of the planet is in your hands.".
  • The monument was chosen in 2007 as one of the seven new marvels of the modern world organized by New 7 Wonders Foundation.

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Location

Estrada do Corcovado
Rua Cosme Velho, 513
Estrada do Corcovado
Santa Teresa
Centro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Technical Data

38.00 m
38.00 m
1926
1931

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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