How tall is the Statue of Liberty?


The Statue of Liberty is one of the world’s most well-known statues. It is also known as Liberty Enlightening the World. It was erected in the bay of New York in 1886, and for many European immigrants, that was the first colossal item they saw of the United States on their arrival day. But, honestly, how well do you know it? People go long distances to see this French lady who owns an island in the United States. The statue's grandeur is amazing, but it's the stories behind her that make her so fascinating. Many will be wondering how tall the statue of liberty is? Read ahead to know some interesting facts, different features and how tall is the statue of liberty?

Statue of Liberty Dimensions
Miss Liberty's feet are 25 ft, which corresponds to a US women's shoe size of 879. She also has a 35 ft waist and a face that is over 8 ft tall. The complete height of the statue without pedestal is 151 ft. The height of the head is 17feet and the nose of the Statue of Liberty measures 4 ft. 6 in. long. From the pedestal to the crown, there are 354 steps inside the statue, which was open to visitors before to September 11, 2001. On July 4, 2009, the crown, which has 25 windows with views of New York Harbor was reopen to the public. The observation deck and museum gallery were opened to the public in 2004, but the rest of the building remained closed.
There are seven rays in the crown which signify the seven seas and continents. Each crown ray weighs roughly 150 pounds and measures up to 9 ft in length. The Statue of Liberty weighs 450,000 pounds in total (225 tons). The copper alone weighs over 100 tonnes and is 332 of inches thick. It was hammered into plates that are joined to the interior iron frame by hand.

What is Statue of Liberty made of?
The Statue of Liberty is constructed of an iron frame with a pure copper sheet draped over it. Because the torch flame is coated with gold leaf rather than copper, it is extremely bright. It wasn't always like this—the flame, too, was originally copper-coated. Gutzon Borglum, the man who sculpted Mount Rushmore, was selected to cut away most of the copper surface of the torch's flame and install glass panes during modifications to the statue in 1916. Corrosion was aided by the infiltration of snow and rain through the windows. Due to extensive corrosion, the former torch was taken off in the mid-1980s (the statue's 100th birthday) and placed in the museum. It has been replaced with a replica.

Green Colour Statue of Liberty
A thin layer of copper covers the Statue of Liberty, which is oxidized to a blue-green colour over time due to chemical reactions between metal and water. Prior to patination (a natural process that occurs when copper is exposed to the elements), the Statue of Liberty was a gleaming reddish-brown tint.

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