Facts on the Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty is a massive neoclassical sculpture and located at liberty Island, Manhattan, New York City, New York, US. It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Statue of Liberty was a cooperative project between France and the United States . The goal of commemorating the two countries long-standing relationship.

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The Statue of Liberty is still one of the world’s most recognizable sights and an enduring emblem of freedom and democracy.

The height of copper statue (to torch) is 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters) and from ground level to torch is 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters) and designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.

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The monument was modelled by the Roman Goddess Liberty, or Libertas, according to the National Park Service, who also mentions that classical depictions of Liberty are frequently shown in female form.

There are reproductions of the Statue of Liberty all throughout France, including a 12-meter-high version in Colmar, a terracotta replica in Lyon, and one in Bordeaux that was taken by Nazis during WWII.

The Statue of Liberty is depicted in the original design with a broken chain and shackle in her left hand, symbolising newly acquired freedom

The chain and shackle, symbolically severed by Liberty, were later placed at her feet by Bartholdi, who made a substantial alteration to his design.

The Statue’s right foot has a broken shackle and chain. The chain vanishes beneath the drapery only to reappearance in front of her left foot and broken at the final link