Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Statues

The tallest statue of Jesus is not Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.


Christ the Redeemer.
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Christ the King:


Christ the King is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin, western Poland that is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. It was completed on 6 November 2010. The figure is 33 metres (108 ft) tall, the crown is 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall, and along with its mound, it reaches 52.5 metres (172 ft) overall. It took five years in total to construct and cost around $1.5 million to build, which was collected from donations of the 21,000 residents of the town. The project was conceived and led by Sylwester Zawadzki, a retired Polish priest. Although it started off more modestly, it was decided to increase the size to make the site a place for pilgrimage of Polish Catholics. Clever tourist opportunism.

Construction pics:


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Cristo de la Concordia:



Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace) is second tallest. It is located atop San Pedro Hill, to the east of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is accessible by cable car, or by climbing 2,000 steps. The statue is 34.20 metres (112.2 ft) tall, on a pedestal of 6.24 metres (20.5 ft), for a total height of 40.44 metres (132.7 ft). This would be the tallest statue of Jesus if the Poles hadn’t stuck a crown on their statue.
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Christ the King:



Third largest is Christ the King, of Vũng Tàu standing on Mount Nho in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam. The Vietnam Catholic Association built the statue in 1974 and it was completed in 1993.It is 32 metres (105 ft) high, standing on a 4 metres (13 ft) high platform, for a 36 metres (118 ft) total monument height with two outstretched arms spanning 18.3 metres (60 ft). There is a 133-step staircase inside the statue.
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Spring Temple Buddha:


The Jesus statues are put in the shade by the Spring Temple Buddha in Zhaocum, China.

Built from 1997 to 2008, it is 128 m (420 ft), not including a 20 m (66 ft) lotus pedestal, and is the tallest statue in the world.
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Statue of Unity:


That, in turn, is dwarfed by the Statue of Unity, under construction in India. That statue was been the subject of a Bytes post some years ago.

It is dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel and is located in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is 182 metres (597 feet) in height and will be the tallest in the world when completed.
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