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Saturday, 2 June 2018
Famous Landmarks - part 4
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero – 9 years – 1922 – Heitor da Silva Costa and Paul Landowski
The 635 ton structure is located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain.
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota – 14 years – 1927 – Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum
The heads of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln represent the first 130 years of American history.
Chrysler Building, New York – 2 years – 1928 – William Van Alen
At 1046 feet, it’s the tallest brick building in the world, and is considered an art deco masterpiece.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco – 4 years – 1933 – Joseph Strauss, Charles Ellis and Irving Morrow
Empire State Building, New York – 2 years – 1929 – William Lamb
The static electricity is so strong at the top of the building that people on the observatory floor can see sparks when they kiss.
Atomium, Brussels – 4 years – 1954 – Andre Waterkeyn and Andre & Jean Polak
Built for the World’s Fair of Brussels, the Atomium is a symbol of peace and scientific progression.
Fr. Julian Cassar
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