Statue of Unity – Measuring 182 meters
Statue of Unity – Measuring 182 meters.
It stands on Sadhu Island, Gujarat, India. Unveiled in 2018, the monument was erected in honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 – 1950). Deputy Prime Minister of India, one of the leaders of the Hindu national movement and supporter of Mahatma Gandhi.
Construction work began in 2013 – 250 engineers and nearly 3,500 workers were involved. During the five years of construction, 70,000 tonnes were used. tons of cement, 18.5 thousand. tons of steel reinforcing bars, 6 thousand. tons of structural steel and 1.7 thousand. tone of bronze. In total, the investment cost USD 437 million. More than half of this amount was covered by the Government of Gujarat. The rest was financed by federal funds and by private sponsors.
The height of the monument is not accidental – 182 is the number of seats in the legislative assembly of Gujarat. The state he came from and where Patel was active. The statue of the deputy prime minister of India is 54 meters taller than the previous record holder. That is, from the Great Buddha of Lushan, erected in the Chinese province of Henan. Together with the 58-meter pedestal, Patel’s effigy rises to a height of 240 meters. The statue in honor of India’s deputy prime minister was designed to withstand wind gusts of up to 180 km per hour. And seismic tremors with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale.