Towering over Rio de Janeiro, the Christ Redeemer statue is 125 feet (38 m) tall, including the pedestal. The pedestal contains a chapel large enough for 150 worshipers.
Cristo Redentor was designed by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and carved by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.
In 2007, the Christ Redeemer statue was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
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