“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/ “Christ The Redeemer Statue,” IV

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“Glory To His Name!”


How Christ The Redeemer statue came to dominate the Rio skyline: Fascinating photos show how iconic statue was built and the story behind it

  • It was built after Brazilians feared a lack of God in their lives after Church and state separated in a republic
  • Designed in the early 1920s before opening in 1931, the designs kept changing during construction phase
  • The architect said: ‘We were marching towards… artistic failure, without being able to go back’
  • Located more than 700 metres (2296.59 feet) above ground, the statue is 38 metres (124.672 feet) high with an arm span of 28 metres (91.8635 feet).

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