Statue of Liberty Facts

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Fun Facts about the Statue of Liberty

  • Liberty Island was known as Bedloe's Island till 1956.

  • The original name of the 'Statue of Liberty' is Liberty Enlightening the World.

  • This marvelous statue was created by Frederick Auguste Bartholdi.

  • The height of the statue is 152 feet.

  • The Statue has a 35-foot waistline.

  • The statue was built from copper sheets mounted onto a steel framework.

  • The statue is of an upright woman dressed in a flowing robe, wearing a 7-point spiked crown, representing the seven continents or the seven seas.

  • Lady Liberty holds a torch high over her head in the right hand, and holds a tablet close to her body in the left hand.

  • Liberty island was closed to the public from September 11, 2001 and reopened in December the same year.

  • The foundation (pedestal and 11-point star foundation) measures a total 154 feet.

  • Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds).

  • The statue was shipped to New York from France in 354 pieces.

  • The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

  • It was declared a national monument in 1924.

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