Heitor da Silva Costa

Jul 25, 1873 - Apr 21, 1947

Heitor da Silva Costa was a Brazilian civil engineer, designer and constructor of the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro. In 1924, Heitor won a completion for the construction of monumental Christ the Saviour statue Monumento Cristo Redentor on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro organized by the Catholic Church. The reason for the competition was the one hundred year anniversary of the independence of Brazil. The monument was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.
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