Ten Tall Statues
Posted date: 2013-08-28 12:18:04
The Statue of Liberty is the nation's tallest statue, at about 151 feet from torch to toes, not counting her pedestal. Sculptor Shan Gray is on a quest to erect a 217-foot-high bronze rendering of a Native American warrior in Sand Springs, Okla. If Mr. Gray ever gets his way, 'The…
'Our Lady of the Rockies,' a 90-foot Virgin Mary statue overlooking Butte, Mont., is the country's second-tallest statue.
'Golden Driller,' shown, is the third-tallest statue in the U.S. The mine worker in Tulsa, Okla., stands 76 feet tall.
Dallas Zoo's 67.5-foot-high bronze giraffe is the fourth-tallest statue in the U.S.
Fifth place is for this statue of Sam Houston, called 'Tribute to Courage,' in Huntsville, Texas. It is 67 feet tall.
The Spring Temple Buddha, in China, is the tallest statue in the world. It is 420 feet tall.
The Laykyun Setkyar Buddha in Myanmar is the second-tallest statue in the world, at 381 feet.
Another Buddha statue, Ushiku Daibutsu in Ibaraki, Japan, is the third tallest, at 360 feet.
The Guanying of the South Sea of Sanya, in China, is the fourth-tallest statue in the world, at 354 feet.
The giant sculpture of mythical Emperors Yan and Huang, in China's Henan province, is the fifth tallest in the world, at 348 feet.