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Christ The Redeemer

Paul Landowski, Heitor da Silva Costa1931

Rio de Janeiro Department of Conservation

Rio de Janeiro Department of Conservation
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ Redendor is an art deco statue of 30 meters high made ​​with reinforced concrete structure and soapstone. Its construction lasted nine years (between 1922 and 1931) and was designed by engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and was sculpted by French artist Paul Landowski. Located in Tijuca National Park, at the top of the Corcovado Mountain and 709 meters above sea level, it ensures a privileged view of the city. The monument is regarded as one of the new seven wonders of the world and included in the UNESCO Humanity Heritage list.

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