Work to restore the statue of Christ the Redeemer, in Brazil, financed by Pirelli, have begun.
Last month the statue, one of the key symbols of Rio in Brazil, was struck by a number of lightning bolts causing some damage, in particular to a finger on the right hand. The official launch of the restoration work, which is expected to last 3-4 months, was given by the Archbishop of Rio, don Orani Tempesta, who blessed the works at the end of a brief ceremony held at the foot of the monument.
“In 2014 Pirelli is celebrating 85 years in Brazil. Restoring Christ the Redeemer is the best thing we can do to thank this country and celebrate this anniversary”, said Paolo Dal Pino, President of Pirelli South America.