Rio’s Iconic ‘Christ the Redeemer’ Statue Turns 80 Years old
Brazil is getting ready to celebrate the 80th birthday of its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue with a party this Wednesday.
The statue is a major tourist attraction that brings millions of people from all over the world to Brazil to marvel at its magnitude. The statue was designed by artist Carlos Oswald and local engineer Heitor da Silva, and it was sculpted by Paul Landowski of France. It took nine years to construct and was finally finished in 1931 and opened to the public on Oct. 12.