The cross in Corpus Christi would also be the latest in the Western Hemisphere.

America’s largest cross is expected to be completed by the end of the year in the state of Texas! (Via: Corpus Christi Cross Project)

Posted by Fox News on Friday, February 5, 2016

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Corpus Christi Cross Project has been working for three years to make the cross a reality.

They finally broke ground on Sunday with various dignitaries on hand and support from Governor Greg Abbot.

The plans are for the cross to be 210 feet tall. Put that into perspective, that's around a 19 story building that will be able to be seen from 5 miles away.

According to Pastor Ricky Milby of Abundant Life Fellowship, the idea came from the huge cross near Houston's Sagemont Church. That cross is 170 feet tall.

The project is being paid for by supporters who would like to contribute funds .