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graduated from the image of Christ the artist Carlos Oswald and the calculation for the monument did Hisses Costa, Pedro Viana and Heitor Levy.In 1927, everything was ready for the erection of the statue of Christ the Redeemer - from drawings and calculations and to the materials.In the records of those times it says that every participant in the project was heartened and applying maximum effort.Some engineers and artists have even set up tents and lived near the site where the statue was erected.

interesting fact is that the construction of the monument helped Brazilians and foreigners.For example, the head and hands of Christ were made of gypsum French sculptor Paul Landowski, and later transported them to Brazil.Also, many French engineers involved in the design drawings.They also proposed the use of reinforced concrete frame it, though before it was decided to make a frame made of steel.A soapstone, which was made from the outer layer of the statue was brought from Swe

den.This material is most suitable for such colossal structures due to its durability and ease of use.

erection of the statue lasted for about 4 years and finally in 1931 the opening ceremony of the statue of Christ the Redeemer.The size and complexity of the execution of the monument then struck all present at the ceremony.In the eyes of many of the faithful had tears.And many years later, people still hit it truly gigantic structure that carries a hidden meaning.

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Every year thousands of tourists and pilgrims make the long journey to admire the grandeur of the statue of Christ the Redeemer.At the same time a great and gentle figure of Christ spreads his hands over Rio de Janeiro, and perhaps the whole world, as if embracing and protecting it.This monument has been recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.Its height is 38 meters, arm span - 30 meters and weighs 1145 tons monument.

interesting fact is that during a severe storm, which took place at Rio de Janeiro on 10 July 2008 and caused the city a lot of destruction, had no effect on the statue of Christ the Redeemer.Even lightning, who beat in it, have left no trace.Pragmatists attribute this to the dielectric properties of soapstone, and the believers, of course, give this fact a sacred meaning.

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