Statue of Liberty (New York, USA) - statue, monument, symbol
Location show on map
Liberty Island, New York, USA
Date of build
1884 - start of construction
October 28, 1886 - opening ceremony
- Other building names: Statue of Liberty, "Wolność opromieniająca świat"
- Building type: Monument, Observatory
- Architectural style: Realistic neoclassicism
- Material: Steel, copper
- Cost: The cost of the statue: $ 250,000, the cost of the base: $ 280,000
- Height: 93 m
- Architect: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
The Statue of Liberty was originally called "Wolność Oświeca Świat".
This statue, one of the largest in the world, was donated to the United States of America by France on the occasion of the centenary of the declaration of independence. The statue was built in Paris, and in New York it was assembled on the port island.
The statue has the following dimensions: height from the base of the statue to the top of the flare - 46,5 m, from the ground to the highest point - 92,99 m, length of the hand - 5 m, index finger length - 2.44 m, head height - 5.26 m, head width from ear to ear - 3.05 m, length between eyes - 0.76 m, nose length - 1.48 m, length right hand - 12.80 m, right hand width - 3.66 m, belt width - 10.67 m, mouth width - 0.91 m, tablet length - 7.19 m, plate width - 4.14 m, thickness plates - 0.61 m, height from the ground to the top of the pedestal.
The statue weighs 229 tons, the table itself is 31 tons, 354 steps lead to the top, from this to the top of the pedestal 192. The crown has 7 rays and is located in 25 windows.
The statue emerges from the broken chains, in his left hand he holds a plaque with the inscription "4 July 1776 Independence Day of America".
Inside the statue between the steel columns there are two sets of spiral stairs, each of which is 168 degrees. Third stairs lead to a torch, but are not accessible to visitors.
The design of the steel structure was made by Gustav Eiffel in France, then by sea dismantled parts were transported to the USA.
Official website: http://www.nps.gov/stli/
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