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What was the Statue of Liberty's original color?

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The Statue of Liberty was originally copper brown. The skin of the statue was made using hammered copper sheets. Over time, the statue was exposed to wind, rain and sun, resulting in the oxidation of the copper sheets, which turned the statue green.

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What was the Statue of Liberty's original color?
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The sculptor of The Statue of Liberty was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who was known for his large-scale projects. He invited the designer of the Eiffel Tower, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, to make a skeleton for the statue using iron, pylon and steel. This allowed the copper skin to move freely. The statue was a gift from France to the United States in celebration of its success as a democracy.

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