According to http://www.answers.com During Rizal's (birth) centenary year in 1961, a controversial stainless steel shaft/pylon was superimposed over the granite obelisk. This increased the height of the structure from 12.7 meters to 30. 5 meters. The said remodeling undertaken by the Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission (JRNCC) was widely criticized. It drew derisive remarks of it being "carnivalistic," "nightmarish," "commercialized," "pseudo modern," "hodgepodge of classic and Hollywood modern," "fintailed monstrosity," and "like a futuristic rocket ship about to take off for interstellar space," to cite some. Many found the gleaming modernistic steel shaft incompatible with the somber granite base. Moreover, the latter seemed to dwarf the much smaller Rizal figure. Others simply dislike the idea of tampering with a popular and traditional image which was already immortalized in stamps, paper currency, books and souvenirs, among others. The designer of the remodeling was Juan F. Nakpil - later to become the country's first National Artist for Architecture. He quoted former Secretary of Education and JRNCC chair Manuel Lim as the one who "envisioned it as a part of obelisk that will jut out to serve as a convenient guide for incoming boats and ships and for the people lost in their way around the city." The P145,000 shaft was eventually removed two years later under the request of Secretary of Education Alejandro Roces and Director of Public Libraries Carlos Quirino. It was dismantled during the Holy Week "reportedly to prevent any court injunction from restraining them as government offices were closed during holidays. Until a few years ago, the pylon stood on Roxas Boulevard to mark the Pasay-Para?aque boundary. Its present whereabouts are uncertain. == == The Rizal monument in Luneta was done by a Swiss sculptor named Richard Kissling.
Jose Rizal is buried at the Rizal monument at the Rizal Park (formerly Luneta Park) in Manila, Philippines.
Australia has one monument and park dedicated to Jose Rizal. Worldwide there are ten different monuments to Jose Rizal in nine countries.
Dr. Jose Rizal Monument (Luneta)
The monument of Jose Rizal (Filipino hero) is famously called as 'Rizal Monument' is in Luneta National Park in Ermita, Manila. His Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell) poem was etched on his memorial plaque and the plaque in front of his monument reads: To the memory of Jose Rizal, patriot and martyr, executed at Bagumbayan Field on December 30, 1896. This monument is dedicated by the people of the Philippine Islands.
The address of the Dr Jose P Rizal Monument Movement Jprmm Inc is: 900 Village Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91755-4268
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Jose Rizal was born in Calamba, Laguna in the Philippines. Calamba City is a one-hour drive from Manila City. It is a popular tourist destination. It has a number of hot spring resorts and the Pot of Calamba known as Banga captured the admiration of many tourists. The 22-feet tall monument of Jose Rizal, the world's tallest Rizal monument can also be see in the Calamba City Hall Complex.
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