Not every sculpture can get into the Guinness Book of Records, but the African Renaissance Monument, located in Senegal, has been awarded this honor. Initiated the construction of this monument, which has become one of the main attractions of the country, is a Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade.
As conceived by the ruler of one of the poorest countries in Africa Monument to symbolize the rebirth of deliverance from the yoke of European countries of the Black Continent. Monument really impressive for its size, because it reaches a height of fifty meters.
The very same sculpture, made of bronze sheets with a thickness of three centimeters. In the center of the monument is the man who holds the child on the shoulder and hugs a young woman, with his hand pointing toward the ocean.
It should be noted that the President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, was actively involved in the process of erecting a monument of this scale, with all his wishes into account. As a result of this work was the revival Monument above even the famous Statue of Liberty, the African continent is second only in the performance of some Egyptian pyramids.
Grand opening of the huge sculpture, which cost the budget of the country almost twenty-seven million dollars, took place in 2010, when the fiftieth anniversary of Senegal's independence from France.
In the same year, thousands of Senegalese protested the opening of the monument, they said that it's ugly and wasteful budget for this poor state.