The Statue of Liberty


Most people believe that the Statue of Liberty was always green, but it was not, in fact sixty-two thousand pounds of copper was used in the creation of the statue. Why is it green?

It is because a natural weathering process called oxidation took place when air and water reacted with the copper plates. Before it was green it was a dull brown color. The Statue of Liberty was originally a gift from France symbolizing freedom. The history, structure and interest appeals have a fascinating background.

The history, structure, and interest are the reason why people are drawn into the Statue of Liberty.

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Structure appeal

These works of structurally art are reasons people are drawn into the Statue of Liberty. There are twenty-five windows on the crown, each are nine feet wide. Also there are three-hundred different types of hammers were used to create the copper structure. The statue had a 35-foot waistline. The total weight of the statue is two-hundred and twenty five tons.

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History appeal

The history of the building is also a huge reason it's a landmark and monument. The island in which it stands was previously called Bedloe Island, but it's name was changed in nineteen fifty six to Liberty's Island. Gustavo Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower was also behind the design for Liberty spine; four iron columns supporting a metal framework that holds the copper skin which is mere 3/32ths of an inch thick. The Statue of Liberty was given to America by France after WW1. The head of the statue was displayed at the World's Fair in Paris in eighteen-seventy eight.

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Interest appeal

These are reasons why people are drawn into the statue by interest. The cost of building the statue and pedestal mounted over five hundred thousand dollars, over ten million dollars in today's money. The seven spikes on the statue's crown represent either the seven oceans or seven continents. There are replicas of the Statue of Liberty found in Paris, Las Vegas and many other cities around the world. The statues full name is Liberty as enlightening the World.z


With these many reasons, the Statue of Liberty has grown fame since its idea came possible. Every year, millions of tourists come see an iconic part of New York but a piece of history standing hundreds of feet tall showing our freedom. That's why the Statue of Liberty is a landmark and monument and will always be for many years to come.


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