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The Statue of Liberty The Statue was a present from France in 1884 It is now located in New York City New York It was presented in 1884 but didnt arrive until early 1885 It is on Liberty Island that is formally known as Bedloes Island It took awhile to ship it and put it together since the she is so big Her total height is 151 feet and 1 inch from base to torch Her foundation is 306 feet and 8 inches from the torch Her features are very large too For example her hand is 16 feet and 5 inches Her Fingernails are 13 inches by 10 inches and weighs 35 pounds each Her head is 10 feet from ear to ear Her eyes are 2 feet and 6 inches across Her nose is 4 feet and 6 inches her arms are 42 feet long her mouth is 3 feet and her waist is 35 feet in diameter The total weight of the statue is 450000 pounds She is dressed in a long dress that in fabric would be 4000 square yards She is dressed as a classical Roman diety She wears a palla which is a cloak fastened on her shoulder Underneath her palla she has a stola that flows down to her sandals Her sandals are size 879 in US womens shoe size Her size means nothing compared to her value to us US citizens On her head rests her beautiful crown It holds 25 windows which represent the natural minerals of the earth Her Toga represents the ancient republic of Rome Her torch represents enlightenment Her chains underneath her feet represent liberty crushing the chains of slavery When you think of the United States in general you think of the White House The Twin Towers The Empire State Building Mt Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty
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