The U.S has many breathtaking attractions. Here are the best of the best that you should check out. So, what should you see in the U.S besides the Statue of Liberty?
There is no doubt that when you say “New York”, many people think of the Statue of Liberty. Here you can find some interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty:
1. It is a gift from the French. As the French went through their own revolution, this statue was supposed to remind Americans of their struggle for independence, freedom, and democracy.
2. Together with the pedestal, it measures 305 feet and 1-inch. Visitors have to climb 354 steps to get to its crown. The crown has a total of 25 windows.
3. Gustave Eiffel, the author of the Paris “Eiffel Tower”, also took part in creating the statue. Eiffel devised the supporting structure and the way of anchoring the statue so that it would be flexible enough and able to withstand strong winds and bad weather.
4. The motif of the Statue of Liberty is the Rhodes Colossus, one of the original seven wonders of the world and its author is the French sculptor Fédéric Bartholdi. Interestingly, the sculptor Bartholdi’s Isabella Eugenie Bayer, the widow of the famous sewing machine manufacturer Isaak Singer, stood as a model for the creation of a woman’s face.
5. In the statue’s left hand is a plaque to remind Americans of independence (1776) and in the right hand is a torch.
6. Did you know that there was an inconspicuous broken chain at her feet? Although many tourists have no idea about it, in fact, it is a detail symbolizing what has been fought for in the past.
7. A total of seven rays emanate from the crown of the statue. The number 7, in this case, is symbolic and represents seven oceans and seven continents.
8. The statue sits on Liberty Island which is situated in the New York Harbor.
9. The reason why the Statue of Liberty is green is because of the oxidation of copper.
10. The Statue of Liberty is considered one of the most iconic monuments in New York City. Since 1984, it has been inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. At present, there is a museum of the history of immigrants at the base of the statue. It was opened in 1972 and covers the period from the ancestors of the Indians to mass immigration in past centuries.
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