Four times as tall as the Statue of Liberty: India’s new monument to its ‘Iron Man’

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It is four times taller than the Statue of Liberty.  

So big, in fact, that it will give India bragging rights to the world’s tallest statue — a nearly 600-foot creation that says as much about India’s global aspirations as it does about the political ego of its leader.

It may seem like a natural choice for an outsize tribute.

India’s new Statue of Unity, to be formally unveiled Wednesday, depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an independence-era leader credited with uniting the fledgling nation in the 1940s when he served as India’s first home minister.

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