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A Symbol of Friendship

Building the Statue

Events in Statue History

Statue Statistics



Statue Statistics
April 2004

  • Height from the ground to the tip of torch: 305 feet
  • Height from the heel to the top of the head: 111 feet
  • Height of the pedestal: 154 feet
  • Number of steps to the crown: 354
  • Number of steps to the top of the pedestal: 192
  • Total weight of copper in the statue: 62,000 pounds (31 tons)
  • Total weight of steel in the statue: 250,000 pounds (125 tons)
  • Total weight of the statue's concrete foundation: 54 million pounds (27,000 tons)
  • Thickness of the copper sheeting of the statue: 3/32 of an inch thick

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