Christ The Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro Photo Credit: Huffington Post

The impressive photo showcases the lightening storm that danced around the Christ the Redeemer State in Rio de Janeiro on January 18th, 2014. The statue was struck at least twice damaging Christ’s head and hand and repairs are already underway.

Christ the Redeemer Designer Resin Statue

Christ the Redeemer Designer Resin Statue

The massive Christ the Redeemer measuring 125 feet tall and 92 feet wide sits atop a mountain  Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. It is the largest Art Deco statue in the world.

The statue is composed of reinforced concrete and soapstone.  It was erected in 1931  and funded by the Catholic Circle of Rio.

The statue has been restored several times over the years. The church that manages Christ the Redeemer owns stock of the same soapstone it was constructed with to make repairs, such as lightening strikes.

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