Statue of Liberty
Aerial Photograph of Liberty Island
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Aerial view of Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island with NYC in background.
STATUE OF LIBERTY STATISTICS
Top of base to torch 151'1" 46.05m
Ground to tip of torch 305'1" 92.99m
Heel to top of head 111'1" 33.86m
Length of hand 16'5" 5.00m
Index finger 8'0" 2.44m
Head - Chin to cranium 17'3" 5.26m
Width of head 10'0" 3.05m
Width of eye 2'6" .76m
Length of nose 4'6" 1.37m
Length of right arm 42'0" 12.80m
Width of right arm 12'0" 3.66m
Width of waist 35'0" 0.67m
Width of mouth 3'0" .91m
Length of tablet 23'7" 7.19m
Width of tablet 13'7" 4.14m
Thickness of tablet 2'0" .61m
Ground to pedestal 154'0" 4 6.94m
Weight of copper: 62,000 lbs. (31 tons).
Weight of steel: 250,000 lbs. (125 tons).
Weight of concrete foundation: 54,000,000 lbs.
Thickness of copper sheeting is: 3/32in. or the thickness of two pennies placed together.
Wind Sway: 50 mph winds cause the Statue to sway up to 3 inches and the torch up to 6 inches.
Direction: The Statue faces Southeast in perfect symetry with the placement of Fort Wood and how people would see the Statue while entering the harbor.
Torch: a symbol of enlightenment. The current torch is a 1986 replacement of the original, now in the lobby. The new torch is copper, covered in 24k. gold leaf. Sunlight reflects off the gold during the daytime and floodlights (16), light the torch by reflection at night.
Crown: There are 25 windows in the crown which symbolize gemstones and the heaven's rays shining over the world.
Rays of Crown: The seven rays represent the seven seas and continents of the world.
Chains: chains and a broken shackle are at the Statue's feet and cannot be seen from below. This symbolizes the Statue as a goddess free from oppression and servitude.
Tablet: Represents a book of law.
The tablet reads in Roman numerals "July 4, 1776, the date of American Independence. (JULY IV MDCCLXXVI)