A Group Is Building the World’s Second Largest Cross, Because Texas

In Corpus Christi, Texas—of course—a group called the Corpus Christi Cross Project recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a cross. But not just any old church-building cross. No, this one will be the tallest in the Western hemisphere and the second largest in the world (the tallest is in Madrid, Spain). According to pastor Rick Milby, who is heading up the project, the cross will stand at 210 feet high and 95 feet wide. It will be made of 5/8″ thick steel plate and mounted to a steel-and-concrete foundation—which extends some 48 feet into the ground. Mills said the cross “will be visible up to five miles away by land, and 10 miles away by air.”

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