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The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world.Here are some interesting facts about Statue Of Liberty.
Interesting Facts About Statue of Liberty By: http://ohfact.com/interesting-facts-about-statue-of-liberty/ Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffeland dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. Read More At: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty Interesting Facts About Statue of Liberty 1. The statue’s full name is Liberty Enlightening the World. 2. It was a gift from France, given to America in 1886. 3. The head of the statue was displayed at the World's Fair in Paris in 1878. 4. The robed female figure represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. 5. She holds a torch and tablet upon which is inscribed the date of American Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776). 6. From the ground to the top of the torch the statue measures 93 metres, and weighs 204 metric tonnes. 7. Lady Liberty wears a size 879 shoe. 8. She has a 35-foot waistline 9. Visitors have to climb 354 stairs to reach the statue’s crown. Stairs of Statue 10. There are 25 windows in the crown. 11. Approximately 4m people visit the statue each year. In comparison, over 6m people visit The Eiffel Tower, and 3.5m visit The London Eye. 12. The seven spikes on the crown represent the seven oceans and the seven continents of the world, indicating the universal concept of liberty. 13. The statue has an iron infrastructure and copper exterior which has turned green due to oxidation. Although it’s a sign of damage, the patina (green coating) also acts as a form of protection from further deterioration. 14. Edouard de Laboulaye provided the idea for the statue, while Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi designed it. 15. Laboulaye proposed that a great monument should be given as a gift from France to the United States as a celebration of both the union’s victory in the American Revolution, and the abolition of slavery. Read More At: http://ohfact.com/interesting-facts-about-statue-of-liberty/