Statue of Liberty
Aerial Photograph of Liberty Island

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Welcome to our Statue of Liberty Photo Gallery. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island with NYC in background.

Aerial Photograph of Liberty Island


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)

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