Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor and is the Iconic Symbol of Freedom and Hope in the USA

Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and it was a joint effort between France and the United States.


It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, with Gustave Eiffel, who later designed the Eiffel Tower.

Symbol of Freedom and Hope

Statue of Liberty stands for freedom, democracy and hope. It represents core values of the United States, including liberty, equality, and opportunity countless people in the country.


The statue is constructed of copper sheets, which are about 2.4 millimeters (0.09 inches) thick. Over time, the copper has developed a distinct green patina due to oxidation.

Symbolic Features

The Statue of Liberty's crown with seven rays represents the seven continents and seven seas, symbolizing universal enlightenment.

The tablet in her left hand bears the date "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" (July 4, 1776), commemorating the U.S. Declaration of Independence.


The height of Statue of Liberty is 151 feet from its base to the tip of the flame on the torch and with the pedestal, it reaches a total height of 305 feet. It weighs approximately 225 tons.

The Statue of Liberty is a designated National Monument and is managed by the National Park Service. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984 as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.

Renovations and Restorations

The Statue of Liberty has undergone several renovations and restorations over the years to ensure its preservation. The most significant restoration was completed in 1986 like structural repairs, cleaning, and replacement of the torch and flame.