Standing tall! Five of the tallest statues in the world

Nov 02, 2018, 07:35 IST
  • Standing tall! Five of the tallest statues in the world

    Sardar Vallabhai Patel: The 182-metre imposing monument of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty which, in the US. The 'Statue of Unity' is built on an islet, Sadhu Bet, near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat's Narmada district. It is estimated that the total project cost of the Statue of Unity is about Rs. 2,989 crore.

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    Emperors Yan and Huang: The sculptures of Yan and Huang are built to commemorate the Chinese emperors. The government had nearly spent USD 22.5 million on the construction of these statues, which began in 1987 in Henan province of China. The construction of the sculputers completed over the span of 20 years, and it is considered to be the fifth tallest in the world. The height of these statues is of 106 meters, while the eyes of these statues are 3 meters wide and the nose is of 6 meters in length.

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    Statue of Liberty: The 93 meter tall "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States. The statue was dedicated to the United States on October 28, 1886, and since then it is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

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    Motherland Calls: The 85-meter tall towering monument of Motherland Calls was constructed to dedicated to one of its great World War II triumphs by the Soviet Union in 1967. 200 steps have been constructed to lead to the base of the statue to commemorate the 200 day battle of Stalingrad where the Red Army broke a German siege, only to surround and defeat the invading army. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin. It is recognised as the tallest statue in Europe.

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    Christ the Redeemer: Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ which was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The 40-meter tall statue was built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. The statue is made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles and was completed in 1931. The statue, which is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most recognizable landmarks, stands 98 feet tall, outstretching arms horizontally spanning 92 feet (28 metres). It has become a symbol of Christianity across the world and a cultural icon of Brazil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity on October 31, 2018, on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The imposing 182-metre statue of unity is believed to be the tallest in the world. Let's look at some of the tallest statues in the world 

 

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