72 years of independence, in spite of the barrier in its way. India chose the path of unity. When the British left India there were about 565 princely states with the option of joining India and Pakistan. The huge task of combining each prickly state with the Dominion of India fell upon the shoulders of one man Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The First Deputy Prime Minister, he knew as the history Iron Man of India. On 31st October 2013, Shri Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat laid the foundation for the tallest statue in the world ‘STATUE OF UNITY’.
In keeping with its ethos, L&T took up the challenge head-on located on South who bid 3.2 kilometers from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada. The unity statue is an unparalleled confluence of engineering and art. Although L&T had successfully completed a plethora of prestigious projects including power plants and commercial complexes.
Statue of Unity structure details:
The structure of such a scale is one-of-a-kind. The statue height is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. The honor of Sardar Patel went to Padma Bhushan award, Shriram Sitar. The first challenge was to select the apt pose and expression to do justice to him. After sifting through thousands of photographs, the team was unanimous in how the statue should look Shriram Safar created sculptures in varying sizes honing every detail again and again.
The latest 3D scanning techniques and computer control production and short accurate reproduction of manage details. Event statues the world over have a broad base to achieve structural strength. Sardar Patel statue is slated to be the tallest ever and the greatest task is to achieve the design. His thoughts he needs to end above the ankle. His walking starts and thus the feet are not parallel aligned. The assertive stride means a gap in between the feet. Because the L&T is equal to the task.
The operation construction starts in 2013 with the exhaustive surveys of the land riverbed, river, and wind. This follows by the critical engineering design a test of L&T’s experience and technical capability in such a remote location planning and logistics is the key of all the operations. The LOHA campaign launch in the earnest with the view of employing used tools donate by farmers around the country as a symbolic tribute. The critical concreting methods gave the structure a stable base, which will support the primary and the secondary steel trussing. The bronze plate covers the entire structure forming the sculpture.