* Statue of Christ the Redeemer - Binny Singh

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* Statue of Christ the Redeemer

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The famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that many people see on TV is actually called the statue of Christ the Redeemer. It is located at the top of the Corcovado Mountain and is 710 metres high up. The statue shows Jesus standing upright with his arms outstretched to either side, supposedly representing welcoming arms. The Jesus statue has become a beacon for the Brazilian city and is now world famous.

The statue was designed by a Brazilian by the name of Heitor da Silva Costa. As well as sculpt the 38 meter high statue he also oversaw the construction from 1926 to 1931 as he was also an engineer. The span of the statue from finger tip to finger tip is an incredible 28 metres. At the bottom of the Jesus statue there is also a small chapel which can accommodate around 150 worshippers.

On 7th July 2007, Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a list compiled by the Swiss-based The New Open World Corporation.

The statue stands 38 metres (120 ft) tall weighs 635 tonnes (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft)

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