The Statue of Liberty is a huge statue found in New York, United States. It is used as a symbol for the country. Find out more about this amazing momentum by reading the material below.
We will be uncovering some uncommon and fascinating facts about the Statue of Liberty that lots of people don’t know. Relax and get ready for surprises.
1. The Statue has her right foot raised to represent moving forward away from slavery and oppression.
2. The Statue of Liberty is sometimes called the Lady Liberty.
3. Lady Liberty stands among broken shackles and chains.
4. The Statue of Liberty has 7 spikes which represent the 7 seas and continents in the world.
5. The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States by France to signify the American Revolution.
6. The Statue of Liberty was originally a reddish-brown copper-skinned statue.
7. The Statue is said to have a secret box buried underneath it.
8. The Statue is said to be struck by lightning about 600 times a year.
9. Did you know that the torch of the Lady Liberty sways about 5 inches side-to-side during high winds?
10. The full name of the Statue of Liberty is Liberty Enlightening the World.
11. The green color of the statue is attributed to the oxidation of copper over time.
12. The Statue cost about $250,000 to construct.
13. About 3.5 million people visit the Statue yearly.
14. The statue was shipped in 350 pieces to the United States from France.
15. The secret box under the statue is said to have a portrait of the statue’s designer, the US constitution, and 20 bronze medals.
16. It took about 4 months to reassemble the 350 pieces together when they got to the United States.
17. The Statue was unveiled on October 28, 1886.
18. The construction of the Statue took about 9 years.
19. The weight of the statue is about 31 tons.
20. The Statue of Liberty measures about 305.12 ft in height.
21. There are about 380 steps from the ground to the crown.
22. The 25 windows in the crown of the statue represent the 25 gemstones found on earth.
23. It is believed that the Statue of Liberty is based on the Roman goddess of freedom.
24. There are about 160 steps from the top of the pedestal to the crown.
25. The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
26. The torch of the statue was sealed off to people because German spies launched shrapnel into the statue during an attack targeting the nearly Black Tom munitions depot.
27. The Statue of Liberty in the United States is not the only Statue of Liberty in the world.
28. The Statue of Liberty became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
29. The Statue of Liberty is not one of the 7 wonders of the world.
30. The steel framework of the statue was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel.
31. For the first 7 seven years after the unveiling of the statue, it functioned as a lighthouse.
32. Going for ranger tours around the statue is free.
33. The entrance fee for the statue is about $24.30 per person.
34. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed into the crown of the statue.
35. The Statue was modeled on the artist’s mother.
36. Sometimes the statue is often referred to as the green goddess, mother of freedom, lady on a pedestal, and America’s freedom.
37. The weight of steel used in the statue is about 113.4 tons.
38. The statue is said to sway about 3 inches during high winds.
39. The statue was the tallest structure in the world after it was built.
40. The statue was completed in France in 1884.
41. The Statue has in her right hand a torch.
42. The rays on the crown of the statue weigh about 68kg.
43. The copper that was used in the construction of the statue weighs about 27.2 tons.
44. The length of the nose of the statue is about 4.6ft.
45. The Statue has in her left hand, a tablet with the date of the declaration of independence in Roman numerals.
46. The construction of the statue started in September 1875.
47. The original torch which the statue was sculpted with was destroyed due to weather conditions. The torch the statue holds today is just a replica.
48. There are 16 vertical tension bars inside the statue.
49. Some people have attempted suicide by trying to jump off the Statue of Liberty.
50. Lights often show on the Statue of Liberty at night.
51. Climbing onto the torch of the statue is not allowed.