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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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