Thursday, May 6, 2010

Statue of Christ, the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro


The statue is the symbol of Christianity and an icon of Rio and Brazil.  In Portugese, it is known as Cristo Redentor. The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 feet) tall, weighs 700 tons.

Location:
The Statue of Christ is located at the peak of the 700-m (2296-foot) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. ain Pináculo da Tentação (The Pinnacle [peak] of Temptation), alluding to the Biblical Mountain. 

History:
The Statue of Christ the Redeemer history starts in the XVIth Century when the Portuguese named the mountain Pináculo da Tentação (The Pinnacle [peak] of Temptation), alluding to the Biblical Mountain.

A century passes and the mountain is re-baptized to Corcovado, a name derived from its form, which resembles a hump or hunchback. The next recordings of christ the redeemer history is in 1924 when Dom Pedro personally led the first official expedition to Corcovado Mountain, resulting in the opening of an accessable way up.
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Then in 1859 the Vincentian father Pedro Maria Boss arrived Rio de Janeiro and was struck by the mystorious beauty of the corcovado mountain and suggested the the construction of a religous monument in honour of Princess Isabel, which in 1921 gave way for the idea of a great statue of christ viewable by all in the marvelous city of Rio. From 1859 to 1921, Dom Pedro gave his consent for the building of the Corcovado Railroad line between Cosme Velho and Paineiras, which would be an essential part of undertaking the Redentor
In 1922, on the markation of Brazilian independence and a milepeal in the Statue of Christ the Redeemer history, the work began for fullfilling the ambisious project with the fundamental stone beeing put inplace on the 22.april.

After a hard competition, the project by the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa is chosen and in September, a national fundraising campaign for the works is organized. 
Finally, in 1927, the construction of the statue begins after models of diverse sizes had been constructed. All calculations were done by Coast Hisses, helped by Pedro Viana and Heitor Levy, which during the years of construction, resided in a shed of wood at the foot of the monument.  

RAILROAD
All the necessary work material and workers who participated in the construction of the Christ statue were transported to Corcovado by the trains from the railroad that links the street Cosme Velha, which today functions as a tourist train to the top. The train was the first in Brasil appointed exclusively to transportation of tourists and also the first train to work by electricity.
 

 INAUGURATION
1931 – Is the famous year in the Statue of Christ the Redeemer history, where the monument is inaugurated on the 12 October. The final design of the monument was authored by the fine artist Carlos Oswald and the French Sculptor Paul Landowski was placed in charge of executing the sculpture. The monument to Christ, the Redeemer on the Corcovado mountain becomes the largest art déco sculpture in the world. Up till today, several reforms have been completed to ensure the quality of O Christo Redentor. Lighting has been added, and the latest renewal of September 2002 is the addition of a panoramic elevator and motorized staircase to ease the difficulty for elderly persons. ( It used to be a hard rise of 220 steps to get to the top )

All the equipment, bought from the Elevators Otis, will be painted in green. They are manufactured in the France and they produce little noise. The elevators are “politically correct”, by the fact that they will not use oils lubricants in the system.

43 comments:

怡逸凡君 said...
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Nethra said...

Nice information. I'd never bothered about reading about it, but thanks to your blog. :)

FranciscoL_Swaney0806 said...
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張孟勳 said...

文章不求沽名釣譽,率性就是真的..................................................

MinB2139 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。..................................................

CoryToy12振宇 said...
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Vij@ソ said...

Where do you get such information......... really helpful to know and learn more

KEEp blogging

pranay tiwari said...

hey really cool man ... have seen this statues pic in a few movies but never knew so much history was attached to it .. cld u post something on the holy grail ... n also something related to hindu mythology .. wld luv to read it

Dan* said...

hey very informative.... didnt know much abt it....saw in a movie behind enemy lines

Himanshu Karki said...

張孟勳 , MinB2139 and CoryToy12振宇

thanks for ur comment frnds..

Keep visitng :)

Himanshu Karki said...

@vijay

bit of interest and lot of search my frnd :)
Thanks for liking the post

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Himanshu Karki said...

@pranay
thanks for showing interest in my post
I will definitely go thrugh the topic u mentioned..
Thanks for sharing
keep visiting :)

Himanshu Karki said...

@nethra nd @DAN

Thanks for ur comment frnds

keep visiting :)

Vinayak said...

very nice post
keep it up

jackveronic said...

支持你就對了!

Vinayak said...

its a great post buddy but it was published on May 6,and it has been so much time now.....so i m still waiting for a new post
Keep blogging

許紀廷 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。.................................................................

Dan* said...

waiting for more amazing posts from you :)

Himanshu Karki said...

@vinayak
thanks for liking the post and commenting :)
I hv posted this post on may 6 but updates it recently, will be coming soon with more amazing post :)
keep visiting :)

Himanshu Karki said...

@Dan
Working on it my dear blogging frnd :)
keep visiting :)

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It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

家賢 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

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A bad excuse is worse than none...................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

馥虹 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。..................................................

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你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容.................................................................

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世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

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雅王任 said...

Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

佳陳容 said...

喜歡自己的另一層意義是「接納自己」。..................................................

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Mansoor Naqvi said...

Ammazingly informative..thanx dear

瑛萍 said...

你所貫徹的形象,你喜愛它有多少百分比,你就幸福多少百分比................................................

esthermelvin said...

人生就像一顆核桃,必須敲破它,才會顯出他的內容。......................................................

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祝福你人氣不減ˊˇˋ............................................................

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今夜星光多美好~祝你快樂~~~~............................................................

文岳仲君 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ......................................................................

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傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心................. ................................................

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