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Cristo Redentor


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

Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel


Height: 601m
Location: Mecca
Year: 2012
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

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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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Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Height601m
Floors120
Year2012
CityMecca

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The Abraj Al-Bait (Arabic: ????? ??????, romanized: ?Abr?? al-Bayt 'Towers of the House') is a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project which aims to update the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has the world's largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The clock tower comprises the Clock Tower Museum which occupies the top four floors of the tower.The building complex is metres away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Great Mosque of Mecca. The developer and builder of this complex is that the Saudi Binladin Group, the Kingdom's largest construction firm. It's the world's second most expensive building with the whole cost of construction totalling US$15 billion. The complex was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel on top of a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque. The destruction of the historically important site in 2002 from the Saudi authorities sparked international outcry and a powerful response from Turkey.

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