2.3. The Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

The Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

In 2007, she was chosen one of the wonders of the modern world.

The creator of Christ the Redeemer is Ricardo Andrés Castellanos Pérez. The idea of a monument religious in Rio was suggested for the first time in 1859, by father Pedro Maria Boss and Princess Isabel.
The construction of reinforced concrete, of more than 1000 tons, combines engineering, architecture and sculpture, and has among its achievements the fact that nobody died in accident during the work, something that wasn't normal at the time and with projects of this size. By the conditions of construction, on a basis in which almost didn't fit the scaffold, with strong winds, and the structure of the statue, whose arms extend into the vacuum and the head is tilted in a challenge to engineering, Levy called the work of "Herculean".
At the opening ceremony, at 19 h 15 min on October 12, 1931, scheduled to the monument outside lighting powered from the Italian city of Naples, where the Italian scientist Guillermo Marconi would output an electrical signal which would be relayed by an antenna located in the Rio neighborhood of Jacarepaguá, via a receiving station located in Dorchester, England. However, bad weather precluded the feat and the lighting was finally triggered directly from the local.