Monday, October 22, 2012

Facts About Christ The Redeemer :

# This statue was built in the 1931. Construction started in 1922 and was completed in 1931. It took a span of nine years to complete it.

# The cost of the monument was $250,000.

# This statue is one of the biggest statues in the world.

# It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
It takes about 220 steps to see the statue up close.

# The statue stands 38 metres tall weighs 700 short tons (635 tonnes)

# The left arm points to the Rio de Janeiro's north zone, the right to the south zone, while the saintly perch offers spectacular views of Ipanema, the Maracana soccer stadium and the Serra do Órgãos mountain range.

# The original design for this statue was made by a man named Oswald. He had designed it to have a globe in one, and standing over a pedestal symbolizing the world. This design was not agreed on.

# In October 2006, on the statue's 75th anniversary, Archbishop of Rio Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid consecrated a chapel, named for the patron saint of Brazil - Nossa Senhora Aparecida, under the statue. This allows Catholics to hold baptisms and weddings there.

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