Statue of Liberty Facts

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty Facts 

It is interesting to know the fun facts of 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.
  • There are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty
  • Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds).
  • At the feet of the Statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny.
  • 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.
  • Statue of Liberty was formally Liberty Enlightening the World
  • This historic site was added to the UNESCO's World Heritage Site list in 1984. 

Statue of Liberty Facts

If you want to know more information about Statue of Liberty you can find it in Britannica. 

Statue of Liberty at night.

Read Statue of Liberty Books to know more.

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