The statue depicts Jesus Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the peak of the 2,300 foot Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
Christ the Redeemer is massive:
- 98 feet tall, not including its 26 foot-high pedestal
- arms stretch 92 feet wide
- weighs 718,000 pounds
- made of reinforced concrete and soapstone
- constructed between 1922 and 1931
The statue was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski.