Every city of the world has its own importance and uniqueness in terms of statues and sculptures, but some of them just amaze you with its uniqueness and the built up.
1. Statue Of Liberty, New York
- Established in: 1886
- How to reach: Take a ferry from Battery Park NY or Liberty State Park to reach the statue directly.
- Height: 93 m
- Designated by: President Calvin Coolidge
The statue is placed on Ellis Island, near New York City Harbor. At a height of 93 meters (305 feet) including its plinth, it represents a woman holding a torch in her raised right hand and a tablet bearing the date of adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) in its left. The torch, which measures 29 feet (8.8 meters) from the tip of the flame to the bottom of the handle, is accessed via a 42-foot (12.8 meter) service ladder inside the arm (this climb was open to the public from 1886 to 1916). An elevator transports visitors to the observation platform in the pedestal, which can also be reached by a staircase, and a spiral staircase leads to an observation platform in the crown of the figure. A plaque at the entrance to the pedestal is engraved with a sonnet, “The New Colossus” (1883) by Emma Lazarus.
2. Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro
- Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca – Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
- Height: 38 m
- How to reach: Take a train directly from Cosme Velho in Rio De Janeiro to the Christ The Redeemer.
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French-Polish sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida shaped the face. Built between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 meters high, excluding its 8-meter (26-foot) pedestal. The arms extend 28 meters (92 feet) wide. The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 tons long, 700 short tons) and is located atop the 700-meter (2,300-foot) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro.
3. David Statue, Italy
- Address:Via Ricasoli, 60, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
- First unveiled: 1504
- Height: statue standing 5.17 m tall
- How to reach: Santa Maria Novella is the station in Florence which is located in the city centre.
The David, perhaps the world’s most famous sculpture, surely one of Florence’s greatest attractions, stands at 5.16 meters tall in the Accademia Gallery. This outstanding sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504 by Renaissance genius Michelangelo, after the enormous block of marble used for the statue had lied abandoned for 25 years in the courtyard of the Opera del Duomo because the two artists originally commissioned with the work thought the marble, which came from the quarries in Carrara, had too many imperfections. Michelangelo was only 26 years old in 1501, but he was already the most famous and best paid artist in his days. He accepted the challenge with enthusiasm to sculpt a large scale David and worked constantly for over two years to create one of his most breathtaking masterpieces of gleaming white marble.
4. Statue of Unity, India
- Artist: Ram V. Sutar
- Address: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Statue of Unity Rd, Kevadia, Gujarat 393155
- Height: 182 m
The Statue of Unity is located 90 km from Vadodara, 150 km from Surat, and 200 km from Ahmedabad. The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950), who served as India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior. independent and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi during the nonviolent Indian independence movement. Patel was highly respected for his leadership in uniting 562 princely states of India with much of the former British Raj to form the One Union of India. It is the tallest statue in the world with a height of 182 meters (597 feet). It is located on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya settlement, opposite the Sardar Sarovar Dam 100 kilometers southeast of the town of Vadodara and 150 kilometers from Surat . Kevadia station is located just 5 kilometers from the Statue of Unity.
5. The Great Sphinx of Giza
- Address: Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate, Egypt
- Height: 20 m
- Location: Giza Plateau
The Great Sphinx is among the world’s largest sculptures, measuring some 240 feet (73 metres) long and 66 feet (20 metres) high. It features a lion’s body and a human head adorned with a royal headdress. The statue was carved from a single piece of limestone, and pigment residue suggests that the entire Great Sphinx was painted. According to some estimates, it would have taken about three years for 100 workers, using stone hammers and copper chisels, to finish the statue. Scholars, professors, and historians from outside the field, have claimed the Sphinx is much older than the 4th-Dynasty date mainstream Egyptology continually insists on.