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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the United States of America
It was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
The statue’s concept was meant to celebrate both the American Revolution victory and the abolishment of slavery.
It was given to the United States and erected on Liberty Island which sits in the centre of New York Harbour.
It was originally constructed in France and shipped to the United States in crates.
From the Statue of Liberty’s heel to the top of her head, she is 111 feet and 6 inches tall.
From the foundation of the statue’s pedestal to the top of the torch, it stands at 305 feet and 6 inches.
Her face is more than eight feet tall.
To walk to the crown of the statue you would need to climb 354 steps.
The statue weighs 450,000 pounds.
When the torch was restored, it was covered with thin 24K gold sheets.
The copper that covers the statue is not quite as thick as two pennies.
The Statue of liberty’s full name is Liberty Enlightening the World.
In the crown of the statue are 25 windows.
Around 4 million visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
The crown has seven spikes which represent both the seven continents and the seven oceans in the world.
It took three hundred types of hammers to create the statue.
At the bottom of the statue it appears that she is moving from a broken shackle and chains, representing oppression and slavery.
The statue was used as a lighthouse from 1886 to 1902.
At the time the statue was built, it was the tallest iron building ever constructed.
It is estimated that the statue is hit by lightning approximately 600 times each year.
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Learn all about one of America’s most famous landmarks with these 10 shining facts about the Statue of liberty.
1. Despite being a symbol of the American nation, the Statue of Liberty was actually designed by Frenchman named Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
2. The island where Lady Liberty stands was renamed “Liberty Island” in 1937.
3. The Statue of Liberty is made of over 300 layers of copper.
4. The Statue of Liberty’s full title is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
5. The Statue of Liberty’s name and appearance was derived from the Roman goddess Libertas, whose face was a symbol for freed slaves and often appeared on currency in ancient Rome.
6. The torch Lady Liberty holds is made of 24k gold.
7. The Statue of Liberty’s thumbnail is over a foot long (0.3 meters).
8. The Statue of Liberty holds a tablet of law with the date “July IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776) inscribed on the cover. The tablet is almost 14 (4.3m) feet wide.
9. The Statue of Liberty did not always have her distinctive teal complexion.The piece was originally cast in copper, but exposure to the elements created a green patina across the entire statue. This film is called verdigris.
10. Four million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
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Reactions is all about the chemistry that happens in copper this week. The Statue of Liberty and her green color is filled with science. Did you know she wasn’t always green? When France gifted Lady Liberty to the U.S., she was a 305-foot statue with reddish-brown copper skin. Her color change is thanks to about 30 years’ worth of chemistry in the air of New York City harbor. Get an education on the chemistry of how this monumental statue transitioned from penny red to chocolate brown to glorious liberty green in this Reactions video.
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