India Is Building the World’s Tallest Statue
The monument will stand nearly 600 feet tall and it honors India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
A towering statue made of steel and bronze is readying for a fall 2018 debut in India’s westernmost state of Gujarat. As Claire Voon reports for Hyperallergic, the monument, standing 597 feet tall, will be the world’s tallest upon completion.
Dubbed the Unity Statue, the statue honors the country’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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