Burj Khalifa firm to build world’s tallest statue

The consultants will build the US$450m Statue of Unity statue in India
Burj Khalifa firm to build world’s tallest statue
(source: statueofunity.in)
By Shane McGinley
Wed 22 Aug 2012 11:50 AM

The US-based management firm behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – is set to claim another record after it signed a deal to build the world’s tallest statue.

US firm Turner Project Management will head up a consortium which has been assigned to build the 182-metre-high Statue of Unity of Sardar Patel. Located in the midst of Narmada River in western India, the statue will be the tallest in the world and almost four times the size of the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Turner, which was the project management firm behind the Burj Khalifa, signed the contract to build the INR2,500 crore (US$450m) statue on Tuesday and the project is likely to take 56 months to complete, the Times of India newspaper reported.

At 182m, the Statue of Unity will be 54m higher than the current record holder, the Spring Temple Buddha statue in China, which was built in 2002.

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