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Rio’s colossal Christ undergoes renovation to celebrate its 90th anniversary

Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is getting a facelift, with restorers climbing the 38 metre (125 feet) statue to ensure its looking its best for 90th anniversary celebrations in October.

A scan of the colossal Christ was taken so as to best guide restorers in their work. Cristina Ventura, an architect working on the statue’s restoration, told Reuters that work will focus on parts of the statue that has rusted over time, and replacing rock pieces on its exterior that are weak.

According to officials, a team of more than 40 are working on this project, ranging from engineers to architects and even geologists. The objective is to keep this statue around for another 90 years and beyond.

Before the pandemic, it is estimated that 2 million people visited Christ the Redeemer annually.

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