The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USA

The Crazy Horse Memorial is a huge mountain monument complex in the Black Hills, in South Dakota, United States. It is an immense statue honoring the Lakota leader Crazy Horse and is under construction. The monument is being carved out of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills. The Crazy Horse Memorial depicts Crazy Horse riding a horse and pointing into the distance. Once completed, it may become the world's largest sculpture.

The monument has been in progress since 1948 and is far from completion. The sculpture's final dimensions are planned to be 641 feet (195 meters) wide and 563 feet (172 meters) high. The head of Crazy Horse will be 87 feet (27 meters) high. The original sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski passed away in 1982, but his family remain heavily involved in the completion of the monument. The Crazy Horse Memorial is supposed to become the world's largest sculpture as well as the first non-religious statue to hold this record since 1967.

The largest monument in the world at the moment is the Spring Temple Buddha in China, which is 420 feet tall. However, once the Crazy Horse Memorial is completed, it will dwarf this by 140 feet. The Crazy Horse Memorial consists of the mountain carving, the Indian Museum of North America, and the Native American Cultural Center. It is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, a private non-profit organization.

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