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Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The Statue of Liberty, a figure of a robed woman (Roman goddess) representing Libertas. The total height of copper statue of statue (to torch) is 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters). The Statue has a 35-foot waistline. Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds)
The statue partly designed by Gustave Eiffel, who also designed the Eiffel tower. The statue’s seven spikes represent seven continent and seas. Each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds. The book the Liberty carrying in her left hand actually a tabula ansata (a tablet with handles) upon which the date of the Declaration of Independence of America in Roman numerals written.
The Statue of Liberty, or its full name, Liberty Enlightening the World, is one of the best-known monuments in the US and, in fact, the whole world. It was given to the USA by France in 1886 in order to honor the newfound freedom of USA.
At the time when the statue was first erected in 1886 it was the tallest iron structure ever built .In 1984 the statue was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The UNESCO “Statement of Significance” describes the statue as a “masterpiece of the human spirit” that “endures as a highly potent symbol—inspiring contemplation, debate and protest—of ideals such as liberty, peace, human rights, abolition of slavery, democracy and opportunity.
There are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty. The exterior copper covering of the Statue of Liberty is 3/32 of an inch thick.