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10 Amazing Facts About The Statue of Liberty

According to Wikipedia, The statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United State.

10 Amazing Facts About The Statue of Liberty

The statue is actually a gift given by the people of France to the people of the United State.

Here are 10 amazing facts about the statue of Liberty

1. Although we know it as “Statue of Liberty”, it is really called ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’.

2. It was built in Paris for 8 years (from 1876 to 1884) and was commissioned by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

3. It is about 46 meters high (not counting the pedestal) and weighs about 156 tons.

4. Once built, It was completely disassembled and moved to New York in 214 boxes.

5. Initially, it did not have that color. It was acquired by the oxidation of copper, its main material.

6. On the table, he is holding there is a date in Roman numerals: July 4, 1776, the day of the independence of the United States.

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7. The head is not mounted where it should be, since it is displaced about 60 centimeters out of place.

8. If we look at his feet, she is taking a step forward, escaping from chains, from slavery.

9. At first, it served as a beacon, but that idea was eventually suppressed in 1902.

10. Thomas Edison was about to give her a voice to make speeches that could be heard throughout Manhattan but in the end, it was not carried out.

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