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What is "Statue of liberty" made of? and who made it?

Asked by Shashi LS, 22 Jun '08 08:24 am
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The statue is of a robed woman holding a lit flame, and is made of a sheeting of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes.) It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.

The first model, on a small scale, was built in 1870. This first statue is now in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris
The Statue arrived in New York Harbor on June 17, 1885 on board the French frigate Isre. To prepare for transit, the Statue was reduced to 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates. (The right arm and the torch, which were completed earlier, had been exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, and thereafter at Madison Square in New York City.)

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Answered by sudesh, 22 Jun '08 08:57 am

 
  
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By bronze
Answered by hira das, 22 Jul '11 05:45 pm

 
  
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It is made of bronze and gifted by France to USA
Answered by gem mina, 22 Jun '08 08:30 am

 
  
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