Week of October 30 – Statue of Liberty FactsOctober 30, 2011
The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.
The statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is 125 years old!
Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches.
The face on the Statue of Liberty measures more than 8 feet tall.
There are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue has a 35-foot waistline
There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds.
At the feet of the Statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny.
A tablet held in her left hand measures 23′ 7″ tall and 13′ 7″ wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776).
Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds)
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