(NCS) — An enormous statue of Jesus Christ is below development in southern Brazil, and it’ll be even taller than its well-known counterpart in Rio de Janeiro.

The “Christ the Protector” statue is being in-built Encantado, a small city in Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, by a neighborhood group named Friends of Christ Association (AACristo).

Made of metal and concrete, it’s going to stand 43 meters (141 ft) tall — 16 ft taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer, in accordance to AACristo.

The statue is 141 feet tall.

The statue is 141 ft tall.


The group stated the statue will be the third-tallest statue of Jesus in the world, after a 249-foot statue at the moment below development in Mexico and a 172-foot monument in Poland.

The statue is the work of sculptor Genésio Gomes Moura and his son, Markus Moura. Its head and arms had been put in on April 6 and the development, which started in July 2019, ought to be completed by the finish of this yr, in accordance to AACristo.

It is 16 feet taller than the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

It is 16 ft taller than the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.


It will price round $353,000 in whole, and AACristo is asking for donations to end the challenge.

An elevator put in inside the statue will take vacationers to a lookout at the peak of Christ’s coronary heart.

“It will be a glass opening from where people will be able to film and photograph the valley,” head challenge supervisor Artur Lopes de Souza stated on the AACristo web site.

The intention is to enhance tourism in the space, which is shut to Brazil’s borders with Uruguay and Argentina.

The Christ the Redeemer statue has seemed down upon the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro for nearly 90 years and is considered one of Brazil’s most well-known vacationer sights.


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