The Christ Redeemer
The person that made the Christ Redeemer
When it's was made
The Christ Redeemer statue was started in 1926 and completed in 1931. The statue
stands 98 feet with a width of 92 feet and weighs 635 tons. The statue is made of wooden beams with reinforced concrete designed by Albert Caquot, a French engineer, with an exterior covering of soapstone. It stands on top of mountain named Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
When it was approved
The background of the statue
The Christ Redeemer statue was cleaned and renovated in 1990 and 2007. The statue has been struck by lightning several times. In 2008 it was struck by lightning once again. The hand, eyebrows, and head were damaged, including massive chunks of the soapstone up to 25 pounds, caused by this act of nature. Pollution has also taken its toll on the statue has well. Repairs took almost 2 years to complete which included replacing the missing soapstone tiles, concrete, and installing a new lightning rod. Unfortunately in 2010 vandals spray painted graffiti on the statue. The Mayor made it a crime against the Nation and sent out a reward for the culprits. Realizing their actions the vandals turned themselves over to the police.