The Statue of Unity and the Eiffel Tower Standing 324 meters tall from tip to tip, this Wonder of the World is 142 meters taller than the 182-meter-tall Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue in Gujarat, however as a full monument, the Statue of Unity would be as stunning. The creator of this monumental work of art says it is not only one of the world's biggest statues but also one of the most difficult projects he has ever undertaken.
The Statue of Unity was created by India's renowned sculptor Savio Medarde de Torres (1931-2013). Entitled "Father of the Nation", this imposing bronze statue shows Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India's first two prime ministers, standing with folded hands in a peaceful attitude. The statue is located on the bank of the Bay of Palayad near Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu state. It was unveiled on 31 October 1991 by President of India Narayanan Mrataraman. Mr. Patel is depicted in formal attire wearing a pistol at his waist and holding a scroll in his hand. He was chosen as the main protagonist for this sculpture because India's independence leader thought that he had done more than anyone else to promote peace between nations.
You may have seen pictures of the Eiffel Tower before you came to this page. But did you know it isn't the tallest free-standing monument in France? The Statue of Unity is.
In terms of meters, the Eiffel Tower is 342m tall, whereas the Statue of Liberty is just 93m tall. The Eiffel Tower is thus 231 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty. The Eiffel Tower is 12755.88 inches tall, whereas the Statue of Liberty is 3661.41 inches tall. Thus, the Eiffel Tower is more than seven times as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty is a neoclassical sculpture by American artist Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. It was built in New York City as an international monument to freedom and democracy. The statue faces east toward America's capital city, Washington, D.C. It is located in Liberty Island within the harbor of New York City. The pedestal on which the statue stands was designed by French architect Louis-Honoré Boilly. It features four groups of statues representing the arts, science, history, and literature. The total height of the statue plus its base reaches 186 feet (57 m).
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron tower with a copper sheathing designed by Gustave Eiffel for exhibition at the World's Fair in Paris. It was built between 1887 and 1889 as one of six main attractions for the Exposition Universelle. The Tower is 172 metres (567 ft) high and has 69 floors. It is the tallest free-standing structure in the world when measured from the foundation to the top of the lantern.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's tallest man-made skyscraper, at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet)... The tallest structure in its category.
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The monument, which is located in Kevadia in the Narmada region of Gujarat, is a popular worldwide tourist attraction since it is the tallest statue in the world. The 182-meter-tall statue is a memorial to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first Deputy Prime Minister. It was built by the Indian government as an international tribute to him.
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