The statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931. It has become a symbol of the city and of the warmth of the Brazilian people, who receive visitors with open arms.
It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and was construction began in 1922. Christ the Redeemer Statue is the third largest Christ statue in the world. The statue stands at 98 feet tall and the stand is another 26 feet. Total height is 124 feet. If you ever travel to Brazil, be sure to check out this wonderful statue.