Christ the Redeemer is the largest art deco statue in the world and an icon of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is 98 feet tall (not including the 26 foot pedestal), and the arms stretch to 92 feet wide. However, it's only the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. Designed by a Polish-French sculptor called Paul Landowski, it took nine years to build and finally opened in 1931. The stones that were used came from Sweden and all 635 tonnes had to be constructed in pieces and carried to the mountain top to be erected.