Statue of liberty’s original name is Liberty Enlightening the World. It was a gift given by France to America in 1886 as a mark of friendship and also represents centennial of independence. This sculpture is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City.
It is designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.
Where and with which elements is it formed?
The structure is made up of iron but outermost layer is covered with copper.Copper is a element which is less reactive to the weather yet it gets oxidized in the air and therefore,Statue becomes greenish and bluish in color and somewhat corroded.Also,it can be molded easily to get a desirable shape of the statue therefore,the outer layer is made of COPPER.
It is constructed in Bartholdi’s Parisian warehouse workshop in the winter of 1882.
The statue arrived in the NEW YORK in 350 pieces.
Height and Weight
It’s height from the base of the pedestal to the top of the torch is approximately 305 feet,6 inches and has height 111 feet,6 inches from the feet of the statue to the top of the head and having total weight 225 tons.
The Statue has waistline of 35 foot.
Spikes and torch
It has seven spikes on its head represents seven continents and oceans on this planet. It is having a torch but it’s not much bright. Scientists made many efforts to make it bright as much as possible!!
yet it doesn’t have any practical meaning. During the restoration of the torch in 1986 it was plated with thin sheets of 24k gold.
The climbing from statue is equal to 20 stories of a building and there are 354 arduous steps,it is recommended for the physically and mentally healthy people. In summers the overhead clearance becomes very hot because of very small opening of only 6 feet,2 inches.
Also,approximately it becomes 20 degrees more hotter than from outside so that the people suffering from diseases of respiratory and heart diseases and having claustrophobia, fear of heights or have any mobility issues, the National Park Service recommends that you avoid climbing to the crown.
Some interesting facts about statue
There is tablet in her left hand with 23′ 7″ tall and 13′ 7″ wide and dated – JULY IV MDCCLXXVI which means July 4, 1776.
Official Ceremonies firstly held on Thursday, October 28, 1886.