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BRAZIL RESTORES STATUE OF CHRIST THE REDEEMER
    RIO DE JANEIRO, JAN 27 (ZENIT).- Restoration work began yesterday on the 1931 statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks Rio de Janeiro. The statue has been deteriorating over the years because of climatic effects. The statue is a towering 125 feet tall.

    The project is the initiative of the Municipality and the Archdiocese of Rio. It is known as "Christ the Redeemer of the Open Arms." The project is being funded by the Brazilian Environmental Institute, the newspaper "O Globo," and Banco Real.

    This is not the first time the statue has undergone restoration. But this time, the most advanced techniques will be used. A titanium mesh will be placed in its interior to conduct electric current, preventing salt from damaging Christ's robe.

    In 4 months time, tourists in Rio will be able to admire the statue with recovered splendor and new electrical lighting. ZE00012709

          

January 28, 2000
volume 11, no. 20
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