The “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, 105-foot-tall (38-meter-tall) atop the summit of Mount Corcovado high above Rio, took five years to build. It is build in France in 1931 by sculptor Paul Landowski and was shipped to Brazil in pieces, and then carried up the mountain by train, where it was reorganize. It is made of concrete and soapstone and its weights is approximately 700 tons. The statue with a hug-like wingspan appears to be like welcoming the visitors. This was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and it cost around $250,000 which is mostly collected from donations. The statue has become icon for Rio and Brazil.