Statue Of Liberty Facts


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Statue of Liberty National Monument
Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004
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Interesting Facts

  • Statue of Liberty National MonumentThere are 25 windows in the crown which symbolize gemstones found on the earth and the heaven's rays shining over the world.
  • The seven rays of the Statue's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world.
  • The tablet which the Statue holds in her left hand reads (in Roman numerals) "July 4th, 1776."
  • The total weight of copper in the Statue is 62,000 pounds (31 tons) and the total weight of steel in the Statue is 250,000 pounds (125 tons).
  • Total weight of the Statue's concrete foundation is 54 million pounds (27,000 tons).
  • The copper sheeting of the Statue is 3/32 of an inch thick or 2.37mm.
  • Wind sway: winds of 50 miles per hour cause the Statue to sway 3 inches (7.62cm) and the torch sways 5 inches (12.70cm).
  • On October 28th, 1886, President Grover Cleveland accepted the Statue on behalf of the United States and said in part: "We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected."



Height from top of base to torch 151'1" 46.05m
Ground to tip of torch 305'1" 92.99m
Heel to top of head 111'1" 33.86m
Length of hand 16'5" 5.00m
Index finger 8'0" 2.44m
Head from chin to cranium 17'3" 5.26m 
Head thickness from ear to ear 10'0" 3.05m
Distance across the eye 2'6" .76m
Length of nose 4'6" 1.37m
Length of right arm 42'0" 12.80m
Thickness of right arm 12'0" 3.66m
Thickness of waist 35'0" 10.67m
Width of mouth 3'0" .91m
Length of tablet 23'7" 7.19m
Width of tablet 13'7" 4.14m
Thickness of tablet 2'0" .61m
Ground to top of pedestal 154'0" 46.94m



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