Overview of the tallest monuments
Large statues began to be built in ancient times. So, the length of the Great Sphinx, which is still a tourist attraction in Egypt and is considered one of the wonders of the world, is 20 meters. Many stone and bronze giants in various countries were erected only in the last century. However, in an age of ever-growing commerce and the implementation of the latest technologies, even the highest monument of the Earth in its height barely reaches one-seventh of the size of the tallest building. Despite this, architectural works of gigantic proportions do not become less impressive. And, looking at such a creation in the form of a giant human figure, you involuntarily experience trembling and enthusiastic emotions that no skyscraper can give.
Sculptors, creating the tallest monuments in Moscow and other cities and countries, glorified the great gods, grandiose victories in wars, famous people or themselves as an architect, hoping that these creations will live for centuries. And perhaps, indeed, some of them will bear witness to posterity about the achievements of the present time. At the moment, we can especially note the 15 tallest monuments in the world, the size of which exceeds 40 m. Most of the giant giants are built in Japan and China, representing the Buddha in various incarnations on Earth. In general, there are many Large Buddhas in Asia, but other countries, including Russia, can boast of sculptural creations of impressive size.
So, the first place in the world is occupied by the obelisk erected in Washington to the first American President George Washington. The height of the obelisk is 169 meters. Before the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this structure was considered the highest on Earth. The second tallest monument in Moscow was opened on May 9, 1995 on Poklonnaya Hill, at the Memorial Complex dedicated to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Its height-141.8 m – was not chosen by chance, every 10 cm represents every day of the war, during which the Soviet people heroically defended their homeland. This is a classic three-sided arrow weighing 1000 tons, on which there is a bronze figure of the goddess of victory Niki with a wreath of Glory in her hand. At the foot stands the figure of St. George, who strikes the dragon with a spear. The author of this tallest monument in Moscow is the famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.
Very impressive are the gigantic figures of people, for example, the statue of the Buddha of the Spring Temple with a height of 128 m, located in Henen Province in China. This Buddha was built in 2002 on a 20-meter footstool in the form of a lotus. The figure of Buddha Amitabha with a height of 120 m is installed in Japan in Ushiku, which has become a landmark not only of the city, but also of the whole country. The next giant creation was the figure of Lezhun Sasazh-116 m high, erected in the Sikain district in Myanmar. This is a standing and reclining Buddha who appeared 17 years earlier. The 108-meter statue of the Goddess Guanyin is located in the city of Sanya, on the island of Hainan in China, it was opened in 2005. The famous building of Jesus Christ in the city of Almada in Portugal rises 103 meters above the ground. 102 m is the size of the Motherland, erected in Kiev, which is part of the complex ” National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.”, opened in 1981.
Another tallest monument in Moscow reaches 98 meters. This is a memorial building to Peter the Great, which was opened in 1997 on an artificial island in the middle of the Moscow River. The author of the sculpture again became Zurab Tsaritelli, who presented Peter I as a navigator and conqueror, owning a huge Russian fleet. You can see this creation from different parts of the city, and it is rightfully one of the famous Moscow attractions. It can also be noted that the statue of Peter I rightfully bears the title of the highest monument in Moscow, it is 5 m higher than the world-famous Statue of Liberty in the United States.