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Christ the King Statue, Swiebodzin

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Christ the King is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin, western Poland, completed on 6 November 2010. The figure is 33m tall, the crown is 3m tall, and along with its mound, it reaches 52.5m overall. It took five years in total to construct and cost around $1.5 million to build, which was collected from donations of the 21,000 residents of the town. The project was conceived and led by Sylwester Zawadzki, a retired Polish priest. It is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world.CharacteristicsThe statue was built on a 16.5m embankment of stones and rubble. Christ the King has a height of 33m, symbolising a traditional belief that Jesus' age at his death was 33. The Crown of the temple is 3.5m in diameter and 2m in height, and the whole is gilded. It weighs 440 tons. The head alone is 4.5m tall and weighs 15 tons. Each hand is 6m in length and the distance between the ends of the fingers is 24m. It is composed of concrete and fibreglass. It is 3m taller than the better known statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, standing at 30.1m tall without its pedestal.DesignThe designs for various elements of the statue were produced by a number of individuals; the sculpture design was primarily produced by Mirosław Kazimierz Patecki with the technical design aspect being undertaken by Assoc. Jakub Marcinowski and Assoc. Mikołaj Kłapeć, both of whom are employees of the University of Zielona Gora. Meanwhile, elements of the clothing and the arms of the statue were designed by Tomasz Stafiniak and Krzysztof Nawojski (the latter being of the town of Świebodzin) respectively. Another resident of Świebodzin, Marian Wybraniec, was responsible for the design of the foundations upon which the statue was constructed.
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  • Explicit reverie in a symbol of Rio, a large figure on an artificial mound, around a group of chapels. All of this strongly smacks of artificiality.
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  • "One of the biggest events in my life include: the adoption of the cassock, the acceptance of the ordination, the establishment of the shrine of the divine mercy, the construction of the monument of Christ the King," he wrote in his testament. Sylwester Zawadzki. Jesus the King of Polish transforms the face of the Earth.
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  • A block of concrete does not make a pilgrimage site. Who thinks with a 33 meter high statue of Jesus Christ to be ready for pulling many tourists have got it wrong. Finish is certainly also important. Yes, the image is great. Is a beautiful place. There is a beautiful view over the city and it is illuminated in the dark. Only, the money was when clear on. Near the top keep the path about on and you walk through the sand. A real clear way back is not there either. It all looks very tinkered out for a construction work that there is already some years.
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  • They could've upgrade roads, schools and hospitals. Fixed potholes but no, obsession with religion always comes first in this Catholic caliphate.
  • Truly inspirational. As my wife said " standing at the foot of God" . A must see if you are in the area. One note, avoid the restrooms they are horrible!
  • its amazing piece of art, it just. shows how devout the poles are and how. generous the people of swiebodzin. are to raise funds for such a beautiful
  • Aragorn de Swiebodzin jest super
  • The size is impressive. This place is geared more for tourists than pilgrims. Plastic-fantastik. The little Mystic.
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