Statue of Liberty

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New York is for most people known especially for the monumental Statue of liberty. The statue is located on Ellis Island This statue was originally a gift from French people to show their understanding for the desire for freedom shown by the American Revolution in 19th century as well as by the French Revolution in 18th century. The Statue of Liberty also represents a memorial to the friendship between Americans and Frenchmen since the American Revolution. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and democracy.

Here are some statistic facts about the statue:

Height from feet to torch46.05 meters
Ground to tip of torch93 meters
The thickness of head from ear to ear3 meters
Index finger2.44 meters
Length of nose1.37 meters
Width of the tablet4.14 meters
Weight of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal27 kilotons


On the statue crown there are 25 windows that symbolize the gemstones found on the earth and the heaven's rays shining over the world. The seven sharp spikes coming from the crown represents the seven continents and seas of the world. On the tablet is written in roman numerals - July 4th, 1776 what is the date of the Independence Day. The Statue of Liberty was built by a sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who was also a soldier with the rank of quartermaster for five thousand soldiers. The structural engineer was Gustave Eifell, who is also responsible for the Eiffel tower, probably one of the most famous buildings in France. The skeleton of The Statue of Liberty is very analogous to that of the Eiffel tower because Eiffel used the same method named Repousse process. The Statue of Liberty was completed in June 1884 in Paris and was afterwards dismantled and shipped to the United States. The transport was executed during the year 1885 by the French transport frigate Isere. The Statue of Liberty was shipped in 350 individual pieces and required 214 crates. The American community in Paris has afterwards offered a gift for the French people in a form of a ¼ scale bronze replica of The Statue of Liberty. It still stands now, on an island in the Seine River, next to a bridge crossing the Seine about 1.5 km downstrean (South) of the Eiffel Tower.

The Statue of Liberty is a famous tourist visit place in New York visited every year by thousands of visitors. The visitors can go to any part of the body excepting the arm which was closed for public visitors in 1916.
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