|the world’s tallest statue|
- At 182 metres (597 ft), the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. The Statue of Unity, a memorial dedicated to India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
- The statue is facing up at the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla.
- It is located between Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges near Kevadia town in Gujarat.
- More than 3,000 workers, including 300 engineers from Lawrence & Toubro (L&T), built the statue within three and a half years.
- One hundred twenty-nine (129) tonnes of iron implements were collected for the statue from about 100 million farmers in 169,000 villages of all states.
- The bronze cover of the statue is made by Jiangxi Talkin Company (JTQ) of China.
- Due to a natural aging process, the statue of unity will turn green from its original bronze colour in 100 years.
- The statue will be able to resist wind speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour, and there will be earthquakes measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale at a depth of 10 km and within a 12 km radius of the statue.
- The statue has four high-speed lifts on its feet. Each lift can carry 26 people in just over 30 seconds.
- The statue of unity has a viewing gallery at a range of 153 meters where about 200 people can have a panoramic view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, and the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges.
Some Other Facts About The Statue Of Unity
The foundation of the project about the Statue of Unity – a bronze statue was laid on 31 October 2013 when first announced by Modi on 7 October 2010 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Construction of the statue, designed by Padma Bhushan recipient sculptor Ram V Sutar, began on 31 October 2014.
The tallest statue in the world was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018 on the 143rd birth anniversary of Patel.
Approximate heights of various notable statues:
|tallest statues in the world|
- Statue of Unity 240 metres (incl. 58 metres base)
- Spring Temple Buddha 153 metres (incl. 25 m pedestal and 20 metres throne)
- Statue of Liberty 93 metres (incl. 47 metres pedestal)
- The Motherland Calls 87 metres (incl. 2 metres pedestal)
- Christ the Redeemer 38 metres (incl. 8 metres pedestal)