The Statue of Liberty is one of the most important landmarks not only in the U.S. but in the world. It was given by the people of France to the people of the U.S on July 4, 1884, to honor its friendship with the U.S. Isn’t it important to know about the 147 years old triumphant symbol of America? We have listed some amazing Statue of Liberty facts that you need to know.
Amazing Statue of Liberty Facts
- The original name of the Statue of Liberty is La Liberté éclairant le monde meaning Liberty Enlightening the World.
- When France gifted it to the U.S., the statue was reddish-brown copper in color. Since it is made of copper, it turns blue-green because of oxidation.
- The height of the statue is 151 feet tall, and the pedestal in which the lady stands is 154 feet tall. Overall from the ground to the tip of the flame, the statue is 305 ft.
- Statue of Liberty crown meaning: The statue has seven rays or spikes on the crown which represents seven continents and the seven seas of the world. The crown has 25 windows which symbolize the gemstone found on the earth.
- On average more than 4 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
- The Statue of Liberty is struck by lightning at least 600 times every year.
- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue between 1875 and 1884. Nearly 31 tons of copper were used.
- Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower, was also behind the design of the Statue of Liberty.
- Nearly 300 different types of hammers were used for the Statue of Liberty.
- The statue is modeled after the Roman Goddess Liberty Libertas.
- The statue was transported from France to the U.S. in a French Navy Ship, Isère on June 17, 1885. The statue was disassembled and packed into 214 wooden crates.
- It cost $ 250,000 for the French to build the statue and $300,000 for Americans to build the pedestal.