Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Statue of Liberty in New York - fun facts & a fun destination ...

    The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York harbor gets about 3 million visitors per year. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and is made of copper and iron. The height of the Statue of Liberty is 151 feet. Add the height of the pedestal under the statue and the entire structure is 305 feet high. The weight of the statue alone is 225 tons. The weight of the pedestal however is 27,000 tons. The number of steps to the top of the statue is 154. The cost of the statue was $650,000 and the sculptor that built the Statue of Liberty was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.

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