If you have a chance to visit New York City, the Statue of Liberty, which fully titled as Liberty Enlightening the World, is one interesting destination you cannot miss. As a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, it is the friendship-based gift to the United States from French people. Tourists can get inside the statue and climb up to watch the picturesque beauty of Ellis Island by spiral staircase when they visit the prestigious symbol of America.
Now, let’s discover some secrets of this icon for over years to partly know the ideals she represents and the hopes she inspires.
The Statue of Liberty always fascinates any tourists coming here
The Statue of Liberty was built in France in 1875 by the famous sculptor Auguste Bartholdi.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924, and restored on July 4, 1986
The Statue of Liberty totally weighs 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds) and measures 305 feet 6 inches (from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch). Besides, it features 154 steps from the pedestal to the head. During the restoration was completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k gold.
There are 25 windows in the crown including the jewels beneath the seven rays of the diadem. Each ray measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs 150 pounds
The Goddess wears the flowing robes and the seven rays of the spiked crown symbolizing for the seven seas and continents.
The Statue of Liberty has been featured on a number of stamps, coins, medals and medallions in her 120-year history. Furthermore, many competitions for children are held such as drawing and singing.
Visiting the prestigious symbol of America, tourists can get inside the statue and climb up to watch the sparkling beauty of Ellis Island by spiral staircase
The Goddess statue was made of copper sheets with an iron framework expressing a woman escaping from the chains of tyranny
The Statue of Liberty is recognized as the World's great wonder to honor the ideal of freedom and independence