World’s tallest statue

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The State of Gujarat in India has become home to the world's tallest statue. The 182-meter (600 ft.) tall monument was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018 as a tribute to the man whom he claims united India — Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Named the 'Statue of Unity', the architectural marvel was constructed with 1,700 metric tons of bronze and 1,850 metric tons of bronze cladding, and its exterior was constructed using 565 macro and 6,000 micro panels.

The Statue of Unity, built at a cost of 3 bln rupees ($430 mln), is twice the size of New York's Statue of Liberty. The tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, whom Prime Minister Modi credits with unifying the nation, stands by the Narmada River in Gujarat, flanked by the picturesque Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges.