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June 25, 2015, 11:21:04 AM
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Post a strange fact about statue of liberty ..??
 for the ease of understanding .. am posting one that i found strange enough ..
     "The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt".

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June 25, 2015, 01:17:55 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_of_Rhodes
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June 25, 2015, 07:33:28 PM
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The statue arrived in New York in 300 pieces, contained in 214 crates. Reassembly took 4 months.
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June 25, 2015, 08:03:51 PM
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The statue functioned as a lighthouse. In 1886, U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, ordered that the statue serve as a lighthouse. After several failed attempts using the then-new electrical technology, the electric arc lights were eventually lit and were able to be seen from a distance of 24 miles away. The statue functioned as a lighthouse for the next 16 years, until March 1, 1902.
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June 25, 2015, 10:20:28 PM
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Viktor Frankl proposed that a twin statue called the Statue of Responsibility be placed on the West Coat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Responsibility

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The flame has been changed three times. Bartholdi's original design of the flame was for it to be constructed of copper and clad in gold. Hoping to make it more of a navigational beacon, it was first changed so that portholes could be added and it could appear to be lit from within. When that idea failed, Gutzon Borglum, who later went on to design and create Mount Rushmore, made the second change by adding glass panels and copper framing. This design leaked terribly and caused further deterioration within the statue. Finally, as part of the 1986 restoration project, Bartholdi's original flame design was recreated and installed and is visible today.
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