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Cristo Redentor


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

Turning Torso


Height: 190m
Location: Malmö
Year: 2001
Turning Torso

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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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Turning Torso

Turning Torso
Turning Torso
Height190m
Floors54
Year2001
CityMalmö

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Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia.Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative association HSB. It's seen as the first twisted skyscraper in the world.The project was designed by Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava and formally opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet ) with 54 storeys and 147 apartments.In August 2015, it was announced that the building was the winner of the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It won the 2005 Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award.

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