Christ the Redeemer Monument

Christ the Redeemer Monument (HML9S)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22241-150 Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil
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S 22° 56.455', W 43° 11.913'

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Corcovado Train

Cristo Retender

Uma hist?ria de f?
A history of faith

[Text in Portuguese: ...]
De bra?os abertos sobre a cidade, aben?oando-a, o monumento ao Cristo Redentor, foi inaugurado em 12 outubro de 1931 pelo Presidente Get?lio Vargas e o Cardeal Sebasti?o Leme.

Construido de concreto armado e revestido de pequenos triangulares de pedra-sab?o, todas as suas pe?as foram transportadas ao alto pelo Trem do Corcovado. A obra executada no pico do Morro do Corcovado ? equivalente a um pr?d?o de 13 andares, mais de 700 metros de altura. Ela foi Concluida sob enormes dificuldades, entre elas fen?menos naturais como ventos de grande velocidade.

A igreja contratou o engenheiro Heitor da Silva Costa para fazer o projeto e acompanhamento da obra, que contou com a coabora??o do artista pltico Carlos Oswald. O artista franco-polon Paul Landowski fez a cabe?a do Cristo, e a escultora Margarida Lopes esculpiu as m?os da est?tua usando como o mode suas pr?prias m?os. O acompanhamento detalhado do engenheiro Heitor Levy garantiu uma obra sem acidentes.

O grande desafio da equipe respons?vel pelo projeto era aliar ? imagem a leveza e serenidade do Criador , cuja express?o do rosto deveria transmitir majestade e candura a despeito de suas grandes propor??es. Do inicio do projeto at? a sua conclus?o passaram-se dez anos. E, apesar dos riscos, nenhum acidente foi registrado durante as obras.

Constru?do principalmente atrav de doa??es dos paroquianos do Rio de Janeiro , ? uma das mais arrojadas obras da engenharia nacional.

Em 1980 o Papa Jo?o Paulo II esteve no Brasil e visitou o Cristo Redentor fazendo o passeio no Trem do Corcovado. No cume, sua Santidade aben?oou a cidade e o pais.

[Text in English]
The monument of Christ the Redeemer, with wide-open arms to bless the city, was inaugurated on October 12, 1931 by President Get?lio Vargas and Cardinal Sebasti?o Leme.

Made of reinforced concrete and coated with small triangular pieces of soapstone, all its parts were transported to the top by the Corcovado Train. The structure atop the Corcovado Hill stands over 700 meters high and measures the equivalent of a 13-storey building. It was concluded amidst huge difficulties, among them stormy weather and other natural phenomena like winds of great velocity.

To design and monitor the work, the Church hired engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, who utilized the services of artist Carlos Oswald. The Franco-Polish artist Paul Landowski made the statue's head, and sculptor Margarida Lopes gave the statue the hands, using her own hands as the model. Careful follow-up by the engineer Heitor Levy ensured that the work site was without any accidents.

The huge challenge facing the project team was to give the image the gentleness and serenity of the Creator, whose facial expression would have to transmit majesty and purity despite its immense stature. The project took 10 years to be completed. Despite the risks, not a single accident was recorded during the work.

Constructed mainly from donations from parishioners of Rio de Janeiro, it is one of the most audacious works of Brazilian Engineering.

During his trip to Brazil in 1980, Pope John Paul, II visited the Christ the Redeemer Monument and took a ride on the Corcovado Train. From the hilltop, His Holiness blessed the city and the nation.
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)23K E 684716 N 7461888
Decimal Degrees-22.94091667, -43.19855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesS 22° 56.455', W 43° 11.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds22° 56' 27.30" S, 43° 11' 54.78" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 279-345 Rua Efigênio de Sales, Rio de Janeiro RJ 22241-150, BR
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