Why did they make the statue of liberty so big?
so everyone in the state could see it
The Great Bell in the clock tower of the palace of Westminster, commonly known as Big Ben, is just over 7ft tall. The Statue of Liberty is 305ft tall, including the pedestal. So Big Ben is much, much smaller. The clock tower of the palace of Westminster, on the other hand, is 315.9ft high, so it is taller than the Statue of Liberty.
When the French offered the Statue to the U.S., a place was needed so it could be displayed prominently. Bedloe's Island in NY Harbor was available and the Statue was placed there. The island was renamed Liberty Island after the statue had been installed. so that the immigrants can see it once they get out of the immigration staions
The Statue of Liberty was built in France 1882, was transported to America on October 28, 1886 and was then pronounced the Statue of Liberty. France and America both worked on the Statue of Liberty. France was building the actual statue and America was working on the foundation for the statue. Both had trouble financing their efforts so the statue was actually about 10 years late from the time the visionaries wanted to dedicate the…