- "Thus, the sculpture serves to give people one thought--'Everything is in God's hands.'"
- –Sergey Semenov
Cristo Redentor's bonuses are quite useful to culture-oriented civilizations, especially if religion has been a part of their strategy. It combines particularly well with Mont St. Michel (since it stops the Tourism produced by defeated Apostles' Relics from diminishing in the later eras) and the Eiffel Tower (with which the yield of all Seaside Resorts will be increased by 4 Tourism and 2 Gold). Mvemba's Kongo, Jadwiga's Poland, and Jayavarman's Khmer Empire should try to build Cristo Redentor in order to take full advantage of their Relic-related bonuses. It can also benefit Australia or Indonesia if they are pursuing a Culture Victory, since they tend to have many coastal cities and potential sites to build Seaside Resorts.
Civilopedia entry Edit
The largest art deco statue in the world, Cristo Redentor (“Christ the Redeemer”) stands atop Corcovado Mountain 2300 feet above Rio de Janeiro, keeping a watchful eye on the sinners of that city. With arms spread wide to embrace the city sprawling below in spectacular disorder, this statue of Christ stands 98 feet tall, with the arms measuring 92 feet from fingertip to fingertip. It was sculpted by the Frenchman Paul Landowski, and built of reinforced concrete and soapstone. The idea of putting a giant statue of Christ above the city was first proposed by the Catholic priest Pedro Boss; proposed again in 1920 by the “Catholic Circle” of Rio, the group raised the necessary funds from donations, mostly from devout Brazilian Catholics (of course). Construction began in 1922, and the monument opened to the public in October 1931.