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Statue Of Liberty


The Statue of Liberty is one of the world's tallest sculptures, standing 305 feet (92.9 meters).1)

Gift From France

The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye, who intended to commemorate America's successful efforts to establish democracy and abolish slavery.2)


Despite being a national icon of the United States, the Statue of Liberty was created by a Frenchman, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.3)


The Statue of Liberty was built in collaboration between the United States and France. The Americans created the foundation, while the French erected Lady Liberty herself.4)


The Statue of Liberty was supposed to be revealed in 1876 to commemorate America's centennial, but building expenses and other political obstacles delayed its unveiling by nearly ten years.5)

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel

The creator of the Monument of Liberty, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, invited Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (named after the renowned Paris tower) to assist him in creating the skeletal construction for the statue.6)

Full Name

The full title of the Statue of Liberty is “Liberty Enlightening the World”.7)


Over 300 layers of copper are used to construct the Statue of Liberty.8)

New York Harbor

The Statue of Liberty is located on a small island in New York Harbor.9)

Liberty Island

The island that houses the Statue of Liberty is now known as “Liberty Island”.10)


The name and look of the Statue of Liberty were drawn from the Roman goddess Libertas, whose visage was frequently used as a symbol for emancipated slaves.11)


Lady Liberty's torch is composed of 24k gold.12)


The Statue of Liberty is holding a tablet of law with the inscription “July IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776) on the cover.13)

Broken Chain And Shackle

Some viewed the broken chain and shackle at the Statue of Liberty's feet as a homage to the abolition of American slavery. However, the chain as a symbol of rebellion against European control is more plausible.14)


The Statue of Liberty did not always have her signature turquoise skin tone. The statue was initially cast in copper, but exposure to the weather resulted in a green patina that covered the whole artwork. Verdigris is the name of this film.15)


Because funds for the Statue of Liberty were scarce, both America and France held charity events and solicited donations to help pay for it.16)

The New Colossus

Emma Lazarus wrote the poem “The New Colossus,” which includes the famous line “Give me your tired / Your poor / Give me your troubled masses yearning to breathe free”.17)

Joseph Pulitzer

The famed Pulitzer Prize in journalism and other literary activities is named after Joseph Pulitzer, who utilized his newspaper, The World, to raise cash for the statue, particularly by accepting contributions to his editorial pages.18)


In June 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in America.19)

Seperated Into Pieces

To convey the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States, she was dismantled into 350 parts and reconstructed over the course of four months.20)

Dedicated By Grover Cleveland

President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in 1886, more than ten years later than expected.21)

Symbol Of Hope

The Statue of Liberty became famous after its construction as a symbol of safe entry in the New World for the millions of immigrants who landed in America via neighboring Ellis Island.22)


Every year, over four million people visit the Statue of Liberty.23)


The United States Lighthouse Board initially maintained the Statue of Liberty, but it was later transferred to the War Department and subsequently to the National Park Service.24)


President Ronald Reagan led a large rehabilitation program in 1984. To commemorate America's bicentennial, the Statue of Liberty was reopened in 1986.25)

After 9/11

Liberty Island was closed for 100 days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while the Statue of Liberty itself was restricted to tourists until 2004.26)


The statue was brought from Paris to New York by the French ship Isere. However, it was questionable if the monument would arrive safely because the ship nearly capsized in a storm.27)

Unveiling Controversy

Suffrage activists were outraged at the unveiling. How could a female figure represent liberty in New York when American women did not have the right to vote?28)


There are 25 windows in the crown. The windows are said to depict earth's 'natural minerals'.29)

Seven Spikes

The idea of liberty brings everyone together. The crown's seven spikes represent the seven continents and seven oceans.30)

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