In List Of Tallest Statues In The World, India's Statue Of Unity Rises Head And Shoulders Above All
Irrespective of where, statues around the world have long conveyed historic relevance, cultural connotations, and artistic expression. Putting every element of glory, aesthetic, and antiquity on display, it's no wonder that humans have been constructing them for so long. And on Wednesday, humanity will add another feather to its statue-building cap as India will inaugurate the tallest statue in history -- the 240m tall (combined height if you also consider its base) 'Statue of Unity' which captures the Ironman of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Statue of Unity, India, 182 meters
Commemorating the Ironman of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by PM Modi on October 31, on Sardar Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary. Completed in just 33 months, the Statue of Unity signifies exactly what Patel did -- unite over a hundred small princely states, towns, cities, fiefdoms, and other such into the newly formed Union of India. While the statue itself is 182m tall, adding its platform gives it a total height of 240m, which makes its height comparable with India's tallest buildings and among the very tallest outside of Mumbai. Constructed by engineering and construction major L&T and costing Rupees 2,989 crores, thousands of workers have been provided employment on its account, with thousands more set to benefit directly or indirectly from the ecosystem it is intended to nurture. The engineering marvel is made up of 180,000 cubic meters of concrete, 18,500 tonnes of reinforced steel, 6,500 tones of structured steel, and 1,850 tones of the bronze cladding.