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Statue of Liberty - fun facts!

Here are ten facts about the Statue of Liberty that you might, or might not, know.

  1. The statue stands 151′1″ from the top of the pedestal base to the tip of the torch
  2. From the ground to the top of the pedestal is 154′
  3. In total, from the ground, the statue is 305′1″ to the tip of the torch
  4. The 25 windows found in the crown symbolize gemstones found on earth
  5. The seven points on the statue’s crown symbolize the seven seas and seven continents
  6. There are 167 steps from the land level to the top of the pedestal
  7. There are 168 steps inside the statue to the head
  8. And 54 rungs on the ladder leading to the arm that holds the torch
  9. The tablet held in her left hand measures 23′ 7″ tall and 13′ 7″ wide and is inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776) - The day America declared their independence
  10. As it was built, the statue was dark brown, almost black in color. The golden copper color associated with pennies had weathered to a dark color as it was being built in Paris. It took about 20 years for that black color to turn to the color of copper patina, the green color seen today.