New Jesus statue set to become the world’s tallest at 141ft high

THE bare bones are in place for the world’s tallest tribute to Jesus at 141ft high.

The Christ the Protector statue is under construction in Encantado, Brazil.

Once finished, it will dwarf the country’s landmark Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro which stands 124ft.

The outstretched arms of the new work measure 118ft from tip to tip.

Construction started in July 2019 and the chest will house a glass windowed viewing platform accessed by lifts.

The chest will house a glass windowed viewing platform reached by elevators.

It has a steel frame and when finished will contain over 17,600 cubic feet of concrete.

Sculpting the head said to weigh 40 tons, took about three months to complete.

The creation, designed by a local priest, is due to be finished by the end of the year.

Rival Christ the Redeemer will celebrate its 90th anniversary in October and is having a birthday restoration.

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