One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes was constructed between 292 BC and 280 BC. Approximately 30m tall and built as a victory celebration, the statue was meant to resemble the Rhodians' patron god, Helios. The statue was destroyed in an earthquake 56 years later in 226 BC.
This iconic depiction of the statue straddling the harbor is in all likelihood not historically accurate, however, it is the most interesting and architecturally beautiful of the poses. Additionally I realize that this model of the statue is not to scale (in my interest of conserving time and effort) but as a nice side effect the size highlights the statue over the rest of the set.