BIG FIGURE OF CHRIST GUIDES SAILORS (Jul, 1931)
BIG FIGURE OF CHRIST GUIDES SAILORS
A gigantic figure of Christ, comparable in size to America’s Statue of Liberty, is receiving its finishing touches in Brazil. Covered with blue-green tile, it rises 150 feet above the summit of Corcovado Mountain on the sea-coast of Brazil.
Work was started on the statue in 1927. The hands, twice as tall as a man, were completed first (P. S. M., Sept.,’27,p. 13). Beneath the colored tile surface of the statue is a supporting core of reinforced concrete. The statue was designed by Paul Landowski, Parisian sculptor.