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The Torchbearer

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_Featured in Bubblers’ Weekly Challenge – Favorite Statue – May 13, 2010_

_Featured in Statues and Such – May 17, 2010_

_Top Ten Winner in Bubblers’ Monthly Challenge – May 17, 2010_

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Emma Lazarus, 1883

The Statue of Liberty – facts from Wikipedia article:

Location: Liberty Island, New York City,
New York, U.S.

Built: October 28, 1886
Architect: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
Visitation: 3.2 million (2007)
Governing body: U.S. National Park Service

UNESCO World Heritage Site

U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Official name: Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island
Designated: October 15, 1966

U.S. National Monument
Designated: October 15, 1924
Designated by: President Calvin Coolidge

Measurements:
Height from base to torch – 151 ft 1 in = 46 m
Foundation of pedestal (ground) to tip of torch -05 ft 1 in = 93 m
Heel to top of head – 111 ft 1 in = 34 m
Length of hand – 16 ft 5 in = 5 m
Index finger – 8 ft 1 in = 2.44 m
Circumference at second joint – 3 ft 6 in = 1.07 m
Head from chin to cranium – 17 ft 3 in = 5.26 m
Head thickness ear to ear – 10 ft 0 in = 3.05 m
Distance across the eye -2 ft 6 in = 0.76 m
Length of nose – 4 ft 6 in = 1.48 m
Right arm length – 42 ft 0 in = 12.8 m
Right arm greatest thickness - 12 ft 0 in = 3.66 m
Thickness of waist – 35 ft 0 in = 10.67 m
Width of mouth – 3 ft 0 in = 0.91 m
Tablet, length - 23 ft 7 in = 7.19 m
Tablet, width – 13 ft 7 in = 4.14 m
Tablet, thickness – 2 ft 0 in = 0.61 m
Height of granite pedestal – 89 ft 0 in = 27.13 m
Height of foundation – 65 ft 0 in = 19.81 m
Weight of copper used in Statue – 60,000 lbs = 27.22 metric tonnes
Weight of steel used in Statue – 250,000 lbs = 113.4 metric tonnes
Total weight used in Statue – 450,000 lbs = 204.1 metric tonnes
Thickness of copper sheeting – 3/32 of an in = 2.4 mm

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