Sunday, March 14, 2010

Corcovado shrouded in scaffolding

[Forgive me for the quick commercial preceeding the video!]

For anyone planning a visit to Rio in the next several months consider this: the famous Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) statue looking out over the eastern part of the city from a glorious height of 2,296 feet is currently getting some routine maintenance. This means it is surrounded by scaffolding.

Unfortunately it will not make for the best picture. Although the amazing views of the city, bay, sea and Niterói across the bay remain unobstructed. They should be done in June.

Just a heads up.

1 comment:

DRL said...

Wow I hadn't seen the full effect from up close - crazy! Any word on how long the construction will last? (Add 50% to the estimate of course...)