The highest monument in the world. Sights from all over the world
Mankind has always striven to perpetuate itsthe best representatives. This tradition has survived from ancient times. It was then that the man began to create huge monuments. And today there are impressive creations of human hands. Among them, one can single out the highest monument in the world. About him and others like him will be discussed in the article.
The highest monument in the world whose?
Before giving up the palm tree, we note thatheroes who have found their embodiment in the form of giant statues, as a rule, are deities. For example, only Buddha statues are among the highest about ten. Sometimes these are collective images or figures of eminent personalities who have left a mark in the history of their people, country or the whole world.
In this embodiment of the revered or, at times, by allthe beloved hero is the latent desire of him to remain in our lives and after his death. But at the same time, it is also obvious - to preserve its image in the memory of not one people or generation, but many who are coming after him. All of them are monuments of culture of their era.
Monument to Buddha
Today, the highest sculpture on earth isBuddha of the spring temple. Its height is 128 meters. The monument is quite young - he is only thirteen years old. He was raised in China, in a province called Hunnan, which is located in Pingdingshan County.
By its name, the Buddha of the spring temple is obligeda hot healing source that is nearby. Its name literally translated into Russian means "hot spring". This fact is confirmed by the 60-degree water of the source.
In addition to the world-famous name, there are also such as Buddha Vairochan ("the one that represents the wisest"), and the Buddha of Foshan (on behalf of the temple located here).
The Chinese are very proud of their creation and in every possible waystrive to maintain the primacy in height. That's why the monument is constantly gaining altitude. But since it is very difficult to do on top, the restless Chineses come from below, seeking the growth of the Buddha at the expense of pedestals. Originally it was only a lotus flower, twenty meters high. Then a 25-meter pedestal was added. Later, two more steps were added, fifteen meters each. Fearing competition from India, which also built its tall Buddha, the Chinese transformed the hill at the foot of the monument into a huge pedestal. The ascent to it consists of twelve spans, and the total number of steps is equal to the number of days in a year.
Monument of the Future
It should be the highest monument in the world, andIts construction began in 2013 in India, in the state of Gujarat. The monument, which will reach a height of 182 meters, and along with the pedestal will rise to all 240, will immortalize one of the politicians of India - Vallabhai Patel. His name is more known in the world as Sardar. In translation this word means "leader". Patel was thus exalted by the Indian people for those invaluable services that allowed to preserve the integrity of India as a state. Perhaps, that's why the name of the monument is the statue of Unity. It will rise above the Indian river Narmada. You can get to him on the boat.
So in India they decided to pay tribute to the nationalhero and at the same time remind contemporaries of how a real politician should be. The launch of the project was announced by Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat. As leader of the Indian People's Party in 2013, he was just preparing to go to the parliamentary elections and was named among the candidates for the post of prime minister.
The success of his party in the 2014 elections wasobvious. This was preceded by the tremendous work of both the party members and Modi himself. In May 2014, Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India. There is a hope that, having occupied the cherished chair, the politician will continue the announced construction and remain faithful to his election promises.
The Memory of Jesus Christ
Christians have their highest monument in the world. It is located in the Polish town of Swiebodzine and was built in 2010, although the proposal for construction was received by 2001.
He was initiated by one of the local priests -Sylvester Zavadsky. Later, in 2006, the local councils, taking into account the fact that Jesus Christ was chosen by the townspeople as a patron, decided to embody it in the form of the largest monument. However, its construction started only in 2009. And already in the autumn of 2010 it was completed.
The height of Jesus from Swiebodzin is 53 meters. By its size, it bypassed the world-famous Brazilian statue of Jesus (30 meters).
The highest monuments
One of the highest monuments in the world is thelocated in the heart of Moscow on Poklonnaya Hill Victory Monument. Its height is more than 141.8 meters. Such dimensions are not chosen by chance. They symbolize the duration of the entire Great Patriotic War - ten centimeters for each day, which in total amounted to a figure of 14,180 centimeters. Today it is the highest monument in Russia and the second in the world.
It is preceded by the Washington Monument, which reaches 169 meters in size.
The Victory Monument was opened in 1995, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the eponymous event, and is a part of the whole memorial complex of the Victory.
Deserves attention to the design of the obelisk. It is presented in the form of a trihedral bayonet, the surface of which is covered with solid bas-reliefs. They depict warriors, military scenes and inscriptions of the names of cities that were subjected to fascist attacks. The material for the obelisk was a special steel, which is not susceptible to corrosion.
At a height of more than a hundred meters on the bayonet fixedthe figure of the goddess Nicky, symbolizing the Victory. This original execution of the obelisk is also very problematic in view of the fact that the statue located at a huge height displaces its center of gravity and requires special reinforcement to ensure the stability of the thousand-ton monument. This is a whole service, located in the depths of the hill, on which this monument rises.
The most famous high monuments
Among them is the world-famous statue of JesusChrist in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the United States, Motherland in Russia and Ukraine. These monuments of history have already become widely known far beyond their states. The territory on which they are located also became an excellent addition. For example, the Brazilian Jesus stands on Mount Corcovado, from which a stunning view of the surroundings of Rio de Janeiro. His figure with his arms wide as if trying to embrace the whole world. Thanks to this from a distance, the outlines of the statue resemble a cross.
The world-famous statue of Liberty in the United States has becomea kind of symbol of this country, although it was initially presented to the state as a gift from French citizens. The height of this statue is 46 meters.
No less interesting in this respect are domesticsculpture. Monument to Motherland in Kiev is also one of the highest. The height of this sculpture from the foot to the tip of the gun is 62 meters. The Volgograd Monument, which is called the Motherland Calls, is somewhat smaller in size. Its height is 52 meters.
All these monuments of culture and historythe comparison was treated differently. It should be noted that, as a rule, the dimensions of the sculpture take into account the height of the pedestal on which it is located. When comparing the monuments, the latter was not taken into account.