Cristo Redentor was constructed using reinforced concrete and soapstone, a soft rock which is rich in magnesium. The statue was designed by Rio-born engineer Heitor da Silva Costa (1873 – 1947) and it has since been struck by lightning in February 2008 and January 2014 prompting restoration work to take place to repair the damage

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Christ the Redeemer Watching Over Us

Cristo Redentor was constructed using reinforced concrete and soapstone, a soft rock which is rich in magnesium. The statue was designed by Rio-born engineer Heitor da Silva Costa (1873 – 1947) and it has since been struck by lightning in February 2008 and January 2014 prompting restoration work to take place to repair the damage
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