Here's a look at what you need to know about the Statue of Liberty.
Facts: The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France to commemorate 100 years of Franco-American friendship as well as the centennial of America's independence.
The statue is formally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."
It was sculpted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The framework was designed by French engineer Gustave Eiffel.
There are 354 steps to the crown.
There are 25 windows in the crown.
The seven rays of the Statue's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world.
The tablet that the Statue holds in her left hand reads in Roman numerals "July 4th, 1776." (JULY IV MDCCLXXVI)
The total weight of copper in the Statue is 62,000 pounds (31 tons) and the total weight of steel in the Statue is 250,000 pounds (125 tons). Total weight of the Statue's concrete foundation is 54 million pounds (27,000 tons).
Height from ground to tip of torch - 305 ft 1in (92.99cm)
Approximately 3.5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
Timeline: 1865 - French historian and professor Edouard de Laboulaye proposes the idea of presenting the United States with a monument to commemorate the young country's upcoming centennial.
Early 1870s - Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi travels to the U.S. to drum up support for the project.
November 1875 - The Franco-American Union is formed to raise funds and carry out the project. It is decided that France will build the statue and the U.S. will build the pedestal upon which it will stand.
1875-1882 - French citizens are enthusiastic about the project and raise approximately $250,000 through fundraisers and lotteries. The French government does not contribute to the building of the statue.
1876 - The completed torch and the right forearm of Lady Liberty are displayed in Philadelphia and New York City to encourage donations.
1883-1885 - Publisher Joseph Pulitzer champions the project in the pages of his New York World newspaper and Americans grow enthusiastic about the statue.
July 1884 - Lady Liberty is completed in France.
June 1885 - The statue arrives in New York Harbor aboard the French ship "Isere."
April 1886 - The pedestal is completed.