JE­SUS BLESSES

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Lo­cal name: Mon­u­men Ye­sus Mem­berkati Where: Ci­traLand Manado, North Su­lawesi Height: 50 me­tres (20m pedestal,

30m statue)

Un­veiled: De­cem­ber 2, 2007

Cre­ators: Team of sculp­tors from Yo­gyakarta

Take a drive around the south­ern out­skirts of Manado and you’ll see this enor­mous statue sud­denly loom­ing out of a steep hill­side, arms out­stretched and lean­ing for­ward, as if launch­ing into the heav­ens. It was built on a res­i­den­tial com­plex owned by Cipu­tra, a prom­i­nent real es­tate developer and art col­lec­tor. It is Asia's sec­ond-tallest and the world's fourth-tallest statue of Christ. Con­struc­tion took nearly three years and cost about Rp5 bil­lion (US$540,000). The statue has a de­cliv­ity (down­ward an­gle) of 20 de­grees, caus­ing it to be dubbed the tallest fly­ing statue in the world.

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