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    • A workman is suspended from the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on 24 March 2020. Christ the Redeemer is celebrating its 90th anniversary in October 2021 and is receiving restoration work to ensure that it looks its best for the public and visiting tourists.
    • The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 March 2021. Picture taken with a drone.
    • A worker prepares to climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 March 2021.
    • People visit the Christ the Redeemer statue during the statue's restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 March 2021.
    • Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 March 2021.
    • The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 March 2021. Picture taken with a drone.
    • The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 March 2021. Picture taken with a drone.
    • Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration sits inside the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24 March 2021.
    • Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue's restoration, looks out from the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on 24 March 2020.
    • Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue's restoration, looks out from the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on 24 March 2020.
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    A workman is suspended from the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on 24 March 2020. Christ the Redeemer is celebrating its 90th anniversary in October 2021 and is receiving restoration work to ensure that it looks its best for the public and visiting tourists.

    For the 90th anniversary of the most remarkable landmark in Rio de Janeiro - the statue of Christ the Redeemer - specialists are carrying out a large-scale restoration.

    The last time the restoration of the monument, which is 38 meters high (if you include the pedestal), was carried out seven years ago. The official opening of the statue of Christ the Redeemer took place on 12 October 1931.

    The restoration of the statue began almost a year before the anniversary.

    Back in October 2020, the media reported that different specialists would be invited to carry out large-scale reconstruction: engineers, geologists, architects, climbers, creators of 3D projections, sculptors, bricklayers and electricians.

    Workers will have to replace the statue's rusted parts and chipped stone.

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