Statue Of Liberty
"The Statue of Liberty" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.
In honor of the Fourth of July, we asked Elizabeth Mitchell, author of the new book Liberty’s Torch, an account of the Statue of Liberty’s bumpy history and the life of her creator, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, to reveal some little-known facts about America’s most famous monument.c
Every year, New York hosts the largest July 4th fireworks display in the country. This year, the blasts will be going off from the Brooklyn Bridge and the waters around the Statue of Liberty as Lady Liberty gazes out in her usual imperturbable fashion.
Base to torch: 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters)
Ground to torch: 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters)