Interesting unknown facts about Statue of Liberty

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Wednesday, 13/04/2016 03:04

The Statue of Liberty which is sometimes called Lady Liberty, is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. Learn interesting unknown facts about one of famous art icons in the world.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

#Fact 1

The Statue of Liberty Was Built Like the Eiffel Tower

An interesting fact about Statue of Liberty is that it was built from taking the inspiration of Eiffel Tower. The Statue of Liberty was designed and built by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi with the assistance of Gustave Eiffel who is famous for the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He contributed a big part to the structure for the large metal sculpture. Besides, the Statue of Liberty was completed in France and then sent to the United States. 

#Fact 2

Models of the Statue of Liberty Were Sold Before the Statue Was Display

The other interesting surprising fact about the Statue of Liberty is that its models were sold before it was done. To get more money for the statue project, the gift shop began selling souvenirs in the model of the statue before it was placed. 

Fundraising took place in both France and the United States. This is one of the Statue of Liberty facts that shows that the statue is also a symbol of France’s relationship with the United States.

Fact #3

France Built the Statue of Liberty and The US Built the Pedestal

Both France and America raise money for the Statue of Liberty. In fact, France constructed the statue and United States set the base for the statue.

The United States built a pedestal for the statue, although the size of the pedestal makes it more like a large building! After completing, the Statue of Liberty was displayed in France for 6 Months before shipping to the United States.

Fact #4

The Statue of Liberty’s Skin is Made of Copper

The color of the Statue of Liberty is green because of being oxidized over the years. The fact is that it is made of copper.

Fact #5

The Statue of Liberty’s Nose is Over 4 Feet Long

Many people, especially kids, love these Statue of Liberty facts about the massive scale of the statue. For instance, her prominent and dignified nose is over four feet, or nearly 1.5 meters, long!

As a cultural symbol of the United States, the Statue of Liberty has many interesting facts behind, especially facts for kids. Get more unknown facts by keep following our site.

 

Elly Green

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