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Cristo Redentor


Height: 38m
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Year: 1922
Cristo Redentor

Canton Tower


Height: 600m
Location: Guangzhou
Year: 2010
Canton Tower

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Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor
Height38m
Floors0
Year1922
CityRio de Janeiro

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Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor, standard Brazilian Portuguese: [?k?istu ?eden?to?], local pronunciation: [?k?i?t?? xe?den?to?]) is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French scientist Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of this 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain at the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural symbol of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is recorded as one of the New7Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

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Canton Tower

Canton Tower
Canton Tower
Height600m
Floors108
Year2010
CityGuangzhou

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The Canton Tower (Chinese: ???), officially Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower (Chinese: ???????????), is a 604-meter (1,982 feet )-tall multipurpose monitoring tower in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou (alternatively romanized as Canton). The tower was topped out in 2009 and it became operational on 29 September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower briefly held the title of tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower, before being surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. It was the tallest structure in China prior to the topping out of the Shanghai Tower on 3 August 2013, and is now the second tallest tower and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.

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