The looming Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to United States for its 100th birthday in 1886, symbolically represents freedom and democracy. This national monument weighs 225 tons and stands over 305 feet from the ground to the tip of the flame. The height of the Statue from heel to top of her head is 111 feet and 6 inches, her face measures more than 8 feet tall, with a 35 feet waistline and she wears a shoe size 879 (35 feet long). The tablet she holds in her left hand measures 23 feet 7 inches tall by 13 feet 7 inches wide inscribed with JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776), the American Declaration of Independence date. Lady Liberty has an iron infrastructure and its outer patina (green to blue, depending on the weather) is made of copper, oxidized through the years. She is also known as The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore;
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
- Emma Lazarus (1883)
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