Big idea: Actor Eduard Verástegui plans world’s largest statue of Jesus in Mexico

Big idea: Actor Eduard Verástegui plans world’s largest statue of Jesus in Mexico January 10, 2019

The Catholic actor best known for “Bella” and his passionate pro-life work launching his most ambitious project yet.

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An actor from Tamaulipas has created a project that would give the state’s capital, Ciudad Victoria, the world’s tallest statue of Jesus Christ.

Eduardo Verástegui Córdoba explained that the 77-meter-high statue [about 252 feet] and a complex to be built around it will be known as The Christ of Peace.

He said that the purpose of the project is to leave a legacy of peace for the state in which he was born.

Verástegui said that architect Fernando Romero, whose firm designed the ill-fated Mexico City airport, will design the statue, whose arms will be outspread, as if offering citizens a hug.

The project will include an esplanade with capacity for 10,000 people, a church, restaurants, stores, a convention center, a shelter for pilgrims, a hotel, an amphitheater, a handicrafts market, funicular and cable car stations and a residential area.

Read more. No word on where the funding for this would come from. But check out the video below for a rendering of what this could look like.


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