World’s Tallest Statue: India’s 600-foot Statue of Unity

The world’s tallest statue will soon rise in an island in India‘s Narmada river and it might become the latest wonder of the world.

World's Tallest Statue: Statue of Unity
World’s tallest statue: India’s Statue of Unity
Image credit: Sam Panthaky

According to reports, the construction of the 600-feet statue has started on Thursday, October 31, 2013. The statue will approximately be twice the size of the Statue of Liberty in New York. The project is estimated to be finished in four years.

Opposition leader Narendra Modi is spearheading the metal statue project that serves as a tribute to India’s first home minister, Sardar Patel.

In a statement, Modi provided an explanation for his $300 million project.
“People come to see the Taj Mahal, flock to America for the Statue of Liberty and France for the Eiffel Tower. Now people from all over the world will come here to see this wonder.”

Turner Construction, who built the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is the company who was tasked to put up the high-rise statue.


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