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Christ the Redeemer statue is situated at the Peak of Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil, Brazil. Height of the statue 38 meter. By overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the tallest statues in the world. Construction timeline is 1922-1931A.D.

Statue of Christ the Redeemer designed by Heitor da Silva Costa, Paul Landowski. This is statue of jesus Christ, to show that Jesus is there for everyone. Christ the Redeemer made out of Soapstone with reinforced concrete. Soapstone is also known as steatite or soaprock. It is a metamorphic rock which is main rock among igneous and sedimentary rock which is formatted by high heat and pressure.

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The height of statue is 125ft. the weight of statue is 700tons. 28meters is the distance between his arms. The architecture of statue indicates a cross. The statue of Christ the Redeemer was designed by Heitor da Silva (Brazilian). The statue of Christ the redeemer is also called Cristo Redentor. The statue sculpted by Paul Landowski, a Frenchman. The statue of Christ the redeemer was originated on October 12, 1931. This amazing statue took nine years to complete, and is made from reinforced concrete with the outer layers being soapstone.Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the great statues of soapstone.

  Soapstone:

Soapstone is magnesium silicate mineral. Due to its softness, easy to carve. It is a form of talc. The name Soapstone derived due to its smoothness as talc and soap. Itís a soft heavy compact variety with talc and soap feels. Soapstone is steatite, precious stone. Alkalis and acids do not affect soapstone. It is major quality of soapstone.There are 220 steps are to be climb to reach the near of The Statue of Christ the Redeemer. One hand of statue is pointing to the North and other one pointing to the South.The statue of Christ shows waiting for everyone with open arms to hug. The statue is one of the seven wonder of world.

 

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