Liberty Enlightening the World (1886- ), better known since 1924 as the Statue of Liberty, also called Lady Liberty, is a huge green statue of Libertas, a Roman goddess, that stands in New York harbour. With chains of slavery and tyranny broken at her feet, she holds up a torch lighting the way to liberty.
- Location: 40.689 N, 74.044 W, on Liberty Island (formerly known as Bedloe’s Island), 1 km south of Ellis Island.
- Orientation: faces south-east
- Height: 93 metres (305 feet)
- Shoe size: 879 (US)
- Colour: copper, started turning green in 1900, mostly green by the 1930s, all green by the 1960s.
- the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and
- the freeing of US slaves.
- Visitors: 4 million a year
The electrically-lit torch used to be a wonder, but now we take it…
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