The statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro - a new wonder of the world
The popular Brazilian Statue of Christ inRio de Janeiro found its location on Mount Corcovado. It represents a symbol of Brazil and refers to seven new wonders of the world. The construction of the monument of reinforced concrete and soapstone began with a significant date - the centenary of Brazil's national independence. The money for the erection was collected by the editorial office of the magazine "On Cruzeiro" and the archbishop of the church, who took a significant part in the creation of the monument. The statue of Christ the Savior was built in Rio for about nine years, and the project was designed by the Brazilian, engineer by education, Heitor de Silva Costa. Details of the monument were cast in France and brought to Brazil in parts, then the railroad was delivered to the hill.
History of the monument
To reach the foot of the monument, it is necessaryto overcome a tortuous long rise, consisting of more than two hundred steps. This ladder is called "Caracol". Despite this, every year several million visitors to the city come to the monument, which is the most significant and popular landmark. The statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro, in its marble basement, protects a small chapel. They opened and consecrated the statue with solemn honors in October 1931.In 34 years she was again consecrated by the popePaul VI, and the 50th anniversary of the monument honored with his attention John Paul II. The building was also repaired twice for its existence, the night lighting systems were modernized twice, so that the monument could be admired at night, and soon the building was equipped with escalators, for a faster and more comfortable rise of visitors to the viewing platform.
Once in Rio de Janeiro, a statue of Christ experiencedon himself an attack of vandals, who painted her black hands and face. After that, the monument was restored and washed for 4 months. The opening of the renovated monument was held solemnly, in the presence of the entire church top of the city. To prevent the following attacks on the "wonder of the world" and ensure good security for visitors, the park management promised to add a few additional CCTV cameras and expand the staff of the guards. Also, one more approach to the monument will be built and several hotels for tourists will be erected in the nearest area. The bulk of the funds that went to the restoration of the monument, was collected by private sector donations.
From a huge viewing platform there is a possibilitycontemplate the extraordinary, fascinating city views and the charm of the bay, fascinating with its beauty. The sight of the tourists is striking in the extraordinary mountain Sugarloaf, luxurious beaches of Rio Ipanema and Copacabana, the incredible size of the Maracana stadium and a host of other beautiful places. The statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro has incredible dimensions - its height is 38 meters, the mass is 1145 tons, and the swing of the hands of the structure is 30 meters. Each traveler considers it his duty to make a memorable picture in front of such a significant structure, spreading his arms wider. To get to the top of the mountain where the Christ statue is located in Rio de Janeiro, it is possible quickly enough, thanks to the railway with electrification, built before the erection of the monument, or by car, along a flat highway that crosses the state reserve Tizhuka, considered itself the world's largest forest zone, located within the city.