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« on: November 06, 2010, 06:36:44 PM »



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SWIEBODZIN, Poland (AP) — A gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world’s largest rose majestically above a small town on Saturday, as the grandiose dream of a local priest finally came to pass.

The white statue with outstretched arms and golden crown rising above the western Polish plains in Swiebodzin provides competition to Rio de Janiero’s iconic Christ the Redeemer.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/06/arms-mounted-onto-giant-jesus-statue-in-poland/#ixzz14XomKs7M


Engineers say that it will last no more than 30 years and collapse. And with the ccrown it's 36 metres BTW.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 06:48:24 PM »



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SWIEBODZIN, Poland (AP) — A gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world’s largest rose majestically above a small town on Saturday, as the grandiose dream of a local priest finally came to pass.

The white statue with outstretched arms and golden crown rising above the western Polish plains in Swiebodzin provides competition to Rio de Janiero’s iconic Christ the Redeemer.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/06/arms-mounted-onto-giant-jesus-statue-in-poland/#ixzz14XomKs7M


Engineers say that it will last no more than 30 years and collapse. And with the ccrown it's 36 metres BTW.


Grandiose dream instead of great indeed. Why build it to collapse?  That in Rio wasn't.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 07:00:13 PM »


Its strange to build it knowing its going to collapse....

I'm not into Statues ,But if the Polish catholics like it .....I would of liked instead to see a Gigantic Cross with Mosaic Icons .....
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 07:36:56 PM »

Taking into account that the builders did not know how much do arms weight (they ordered to weak crane) it can't last long.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 08:37:13 PM »



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SWIEBODZIN, Poland (AP) — A gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world’s largest rose majestically above a small town on Saturday, as the grandiose dream of a local priest finally came to pass.

The white statue with outstretched arms and golden crown rising above the western Polish plains in Swiebodzin provides competition to Rio de Janiero’s iconic Christ the Redeemer.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/06/arms-mounted-onto-giant-jesus-statue-in-poland/#ixzz14XomKs7M


Engineers say that it will last no more than 30 years and collapse. And with the ccrown it's 36 metres BTW.


They should have built it on solid rock as opposed to sinking sands... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 03:11:56 PM »

Hehe, everyone knows where Rio is but ŚWIEBODZIN? Foreigners have a hard time pronouncing Kraków(read in english as KRAK-UV") than how will they say Świebodzin? Shvye-bo-gene.. Formerly Lower Silesia, now part of the Lubuskian voivodship, near the Teutonic border!

Actually, there were many cities which wanted to set up Christ statues but somehow only in small Świebodzin did it bear fruits.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 01:46:18 PM »

Hehe, everyone knows where Rio is but ŚWIEBODZIN? Foreigners have a hard time pronouncing Kraków(read in english as KRAK-UV") than how will they say Świebodzin? Shvye-bo-gene.. Formerly Lower Silesia, now part of the Lubuskian voivodship, near the Teutonic border!

Actually, there were many cities which wanted to set up Christ statues but somehow only in small Świebodzin did it bear fruits.
Means you do not have to be big to do something good.  Świebodzin is almost twice the size of Effingham, which put up this

I first came across it at night, turning the bend of the highway and confronting this

I almost slamed on the brakes.

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 02:03:49 PM »

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/826624-polonia-termina-construcao-de-maior-estatua-de-cristo-do-mundo.shtml

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