Statue of Liberty Facts
She stands so proudly and majestically in the harbor. The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City June 17, 1885. Have questions about this beautiful Statue? Here's some Statue of Liberty trivia provided by the National Park Service.
The Statue of Liberty is made of 3/32 inch thick copper, which would be approximately as thick as two pennies placed together. The interior is comprised of cast iron and stainless steel. The Statue stands 305 feet 1 inch from the ground to the tip of the torch flame. Facing southeast, The Statue of Liberty is a welcome sight for arriving ships.
The Statue of Liberty wears a crown comprised of seven spikes, which many believe represents the seven seas and seven continents of the world. July 4, 1776, the date of American Independence, is written in Roman numerals on her tablet, July IV MDCCLXXVI. Near the Statues feet are broken chains which are felt to represent breaking free from tyranny. And The Statue of Liberty's torch is a symbol of enlightenment "Liberty Enlightening the World".