Statue of Liberty

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In my opinion one of the coolest figures in art is The Statue of Liberty, it has the most amazing, fine detail in the statue that it is just amazing to think that someone could have built this. The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States in 1886, it is measured from the ground to the top of the torch to be 93 meters tall and it weighs 203 metric tons. On the tablet the she holds it reads the date that the declaration of independence is which is, July 4, 1776. Visitors and tourists are allowed to go into the crown of the Statue, to get there they need to climb up 354 stairs. The crown of the statue has 25 windows around it, about 4 million people enter the statue every year. The crown has 7 spikes on it which represent the 7 continents in the world; in a deeper meaning they represent the concept of freedom around the world. Edouard de Laboulaye provided the idea for the statue, while Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi designed it. Gustave Eiffel, the man who created the Eiffel tower was also behind the design for the statue, he specialized in the spine. Some other cool and interesting facts about the statue is that in winds higher than 50 mph it can sway 3 inches and the torch of the statue can move up to 5 inches. The statue of liberty has been hit by over 600 lightning bolts every year since it was built. In my opinion this is one of the greatest forms of art in the world, it has a great meaning behind it and it is amazing how anyone could have possibly came up with the idea of a statue this big and large, let alone build it. I think everyone at some point in their life should make a trip to New York City to see the statue and if possible go inside and have the view of the entire city. I think people don’t value the statue as much as it should be valued. If you really just think about the design and structure that it has, also the meaning of freedom and it has…...

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