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Tipo: Estatuas




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Continente: Asia

País: China

Localización: Yuelu District, Changsha

Año: 2009

Estado: Terminado

Descripción:Tallest-ever Mao statue to be built in Changsha

Construction of the country's biggest statue of the late Chairman Mao Zedong has begun in Juzizhou Park in Changsha, capital of Hunan province.

The marble sculpture covers a construction floor space of more than 2,300 sq m and will tower 32 m when completed a year from now.

The project includes a memorial exhibition hall in which Mao's written works, books and possessions giving insight into his daily life will go on display.

Hunan is the hometown of Mao, who died in 1976.

His statue is expected to become a main tourist attraction in the central metropolis.

(Xinhua News Agency September 5, 2008)

World's largest Chairman Mao statue under construction

August 12, 2009

HUNAN, CHINA – As China marches toward the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China this October, the number of tributes to Mao Zedong keep cropping up. In the chairman’s home province of Hunan, the world’s largest statue of the late leader is currently under construction. The statue features the head of Mao as a young man.

Located on Juzizhou Islet in Changsha, the structure has a height of nearly 33 meters (106 feet). By contrast, the Statue of Liberty in New York is 46 meters (151 feet). The total construction area is reported to be 4,000 square meters. Once completed, the architects estimate the design will last at least a century.

The statue was generally supported by Chinese citizens on Internet forums, although some complained about the cost of the project. It has previously been reported that the project cost nearly 300 million RMB ($43 million USD). Statues of Chairman Mao are present on virtually all college campuses in China and other public areas.

Mao was born in Shaoshan which is 100 kilometers southwest of Changsha. Mao wrote a celebrated poem about Changsha in 1925.

Juzizhou Islet in Changsha is one of the most famous attractions in Hunan province. Located at the center of the Xiangjiang River in Changsha, Juzizhou Islet faces Changsha city in the east and Yuelu Mountain in the west. The islet is a picturesque park with beautiful pavilions and corridors. In the Juzizhou park stands a huge white marble stone monument which has a four Chinese characters inscribed on it meaning 'Juzizhou Islet', written by Chairman Mao Zedong together with a poem titled 'Qin Yuan Chun Changsha' which was also composed by Chairman Mao.


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