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Bigger crane needed for giant Poland Jesus

Oct. 23, 2010 at 3:20 PM   |   Comments

SWIEBODZIN, Poland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Construction supervisors in Poland say they need to bring in a larger crane to finish erecting the world's largest statue of Jesus Christ.

The ambitious project in the Polish town of Swiebodzin was halted Saturday when a 400-ton crane turned out to be too small for the job of lifting Jesus' head and arms into position.

A 700-ton machine has been called in and will reach the job site next week Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported.

The statue will stand 35 meters (114.8 feet) tall when completed, topping the famous Cristo de la Concodia in the South American country of Bolivia, which measures 34.2 meters (112.2 feet).

Organizers of the project say the statue will be a tourist draw for Swiebodzin, which near the border with Germany.

Topics: Jesus Christ
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