Excellent updates to Brazil’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue

GEB reader ‘Peter’ recently wrote to tell us about some updates he made to the “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. It was already a great model in Google Earth, but now it’s even more impressive.


The statue itself is largely unchanged, but the surrounding area is quite complete. It now includes the train cars up near the statue, an improved parking structure, individual umbrellas for guests to enjoy, and even some of the interior work inside the base of the statue.

As of today, the new model is not yet part of the base layer in Google Earth. However, you can download it from the 3D Warehouse here to see it for yourself.
Peter has made a nice video to show off all of the features in the new model, which you can see here:

Have you seen any other very well-crafted 3D models lately?

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. looks very nice but Świebodzin has larger Christ than Rio de Janerio

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