Facts about Statue of Liberty | Facts & secrets the Statue of Liberty

By | March 3, 2017

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  • The statue of liberty is actually just a nickname.The statue’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the world”.

 

  • The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt.

 

  • The head of the statue was displayed at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1878.

 

  • STATUE OF LIBERTY is not a man but it is a statute woman, the sculptor made it on her mother’s face.

 

  • 3.2 million people visit every year to see the Statue of Liberty.

 

  • More than 9 years were taken to build the Statue of Liberty.

 

  • The statue is created from hammered copper the thickness of 2 pennies and looked like a shiny new coin when it was first erected.

 

  • The statue is green because of the oxidation of copper. It’s not painted! The metal is slightly damaged and corroded.

 

  • From the ground to the top of the torch the height of the statue is 93 metres and weighs 204 metric tonnes.

 

  • So far, two people have committed suicide by jumping from the Statue. One in 1929 and then another in 19.

 

  • For three days in 1971, the Statue of Liberty was occupied by protesters from Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

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  • The 7 spikes on the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent the 7 oceans and the 7 continents of the world, indicating the universal concept of liberty.

 

  • After Lady Liberty was shipped from France to New York, she was in storage for a year while construction was finished on its pedestal.

 

  • The statue was a gift from France to America in 1886.

 

  • The crown of the statue has 25 windows and can be reached via 354 steps.

 

  • Electricity drops 300 times every year on ‘Statue of Liberty’. If this power is assembled then it is made up of 600 volts. The first photo falling on the electricity was drawn in 2010.

 

  •  Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, was also behind the design for the Statue of Liberty’s spine.

 

  • The cost of building of the Statue of Liberty and pedestal amounted was over US$500,000, almost US$10m in today’s money.

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