1. The Statue of Liberty is both a National Monument and a World Heritage Site .
2. The statue was designed by FREDéRIC AUGUSTE BARTHOLDILDI of Alsace as a gift to the United States from the people of France to memorialize the alliance of the two countries in the American Revolution and their abiding friendship.
3. From the ground to the tip of the flame, the Statue is 305 feet 1 inch tall.
4. The torch that Liberty holds today is not the original torch. The original has been on display in the lobby since it was removed in 1984.