The statue, called Lady Liberty, is dedicated to liberty, democracy and freedom. It was a gift from France in the year 1886. It was the first sight for over 12 million immigrants who went through Ellis Island to be processed into the U.S. between 1892 to 1954.
The statue stands at a little over 300 feet high and is one of the most important symbols in the United States. Visitors can get to the Statue by ferry and go up in the State of Liberty for some spectacular views.
Made of copper
Made of copper only a little over 3 inches thick, the statue is a great engineering feat. It appears to be a green color because the copper has oxidized and formed a green outer layer.
The Pedestal is the base of the Statue of Liberty and has the look of a castle. At 87 feet tall, there is a museum inside of the pedestal that is dedicated to the statue and how it was made.
Visitors can go up the 215 steps to take in the views from the top of the pedestal or take an elevator. This part of the statue was built back in the 1880s and is the biggest concrete structure in the country at 54 million pounds.
The Crown that sits on the statue of Liberty’s head is very well-known. There are seven spikes on it, which can be interpreted into several different meanings, from rays of light to the representing the seven oceans and continents.
Visitors can go up inside of the Crown, which is around 300 feet in the air with numerous observation windows with great views.
The Torch was restored recently in 1986 and was covered with 24-carat gold. The flame is copper and reflects the sun, while at night 16 floodlights show it off. The torch symbolizes enlightenment, and it is said that the torch lights the way for us to freedom by showing the way to Liberty. The torch is currently closed and has been since 1916 when an explosion happened.