Video Of The World's Tallest Statue, Almost Twice As Tall As The Statue Of Liberty

November 6, 2018

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This is a video of the Statue of Unity in Narmada, India. At almost six-hundred feet tall, it's the world's tallest statue and nearly twice as high as the 305-foot Statue Of Liberty. The bronze statue features the likeness of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Deputy Prime Minister, who played "a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation." It's construction cost a staggering $420-million. That isn't pocket change. Now I'm not one to tell somebody else how to spend their money, but $420-million could buy a lot of hoverboards.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Alan and n0nenity, who plan on erecting statues of themselves over 1,000 feet tall. How humble of you.

  • sizzlepants

    Sure $420 million sounds like a lot to an individual person. But India is not an indivdual person and their GDP is around $2.5 trillion, so this statue costs like 0.017% of their annual income.

    Doesn't make hunger and homelessness disappear, Don't think it's nearly enough money to effectively feed and the 2 million or so homeless people more than temporarily.

  • Javier Arreola

    I plan on erecting something, if you know what I mean

  • GeneralDisorder

    I know exactly what you mean. So we're still on for the lego date right?

  • Javier Arreola

    Can't wait to erect The Joker Manor

  • Great to see India spending almost half a billion on a stupid fucking statue instead of caring for its people overpopulation and pollution issues. FFS?!

    HAPPY DIWALI EVWRYONE : /

  • Darren McCoy

    Meanwhile people are starving left right and centre.

  • Douchy McDouche

    It's also the most boring statue in the world. Indian internet scammers must've been working overtime to finance this monstrosity.

  • FearlessFarris

    I met a traveller from an antique land,

    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,

    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

    And on the pedestal, these words appear:

    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

  • Wooder

    The highest they could get the prime minister is literally the foot of the statue. Just bless the foot, that's good enough.

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