Lady Liberty






Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people of the U. S. A. In Commemoration of the 100th. anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Sculpted by Auguste Barthoidi and engineered by Gustave Eiffel, Liberty Enlightening the World was shipped aboard the French frigate "Isere" in 350 separate pieces.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 by President Grover Cleveland, and designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924. It is now a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.


Facts:

Number of windows in the crown: 25
Number of spikes in the crown: 7
Height from ground to tip of tourch: 605' 1"
Number of steps to crown: 354
Combined weight of copper and steel: 156 tons



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