Christ the Redeemer is the largest art deco statue in the world. It is 98 feet tall (not including the 26 foot pedestal), and the arms stretch to 92 feet wide.
Christ the Redeemer is located in the Tijuca Forest National Forest, at the top of the Corcovado Mountain.The statue was completed in 1931. It officially opened on October 12, 1931.
The chosen statue is meant to show that Christ loves all and will embrace all that come to him.Christ the Redeemer is the 5th largest statue of Jesus.
The right arm points to south Rio de Janeiro and the left arm points to north Rio de Janeiro.This statue became one of the New Seven Wonders of the World on July 7th, 2007.
The money to build Christ the Redeemer came from Brazil's Catholic community.The materials used to build Christ the Redeemer were reinforced concrete and soapstone.