Representing important events and themes in our history, presidents george washington, thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln and theodore roosevelt were selected. Each face is approximately 60 feet in height and with noses longer than 20 feet. Their mouths are also about 18 feet wide.
How Big Are the Faces on Mt Rushmore?
Mt Rushmore is one of the most iconic monuments in the United States. Located in South Dakota, the monument was originally commissioned by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 and was dedicated in 1927. It is made up of the faces of four American presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. But just how big are the faces on Mt Rushmore?
The faces of the presidents on Mt Rushmore are 60 feet tall, with the eyes being 11 feet across. Each of the presidents was chosen to represent a significant aspect of American history and embody the spirit of the nation. George Washington was chosen to represent the nation’s foundation, Thomas Jefferson to represent democracy, Theodore Roosevelt to represent conservation and Abraham Lincoln to represent unity.
In order to carve the faces of the presidents, 400 workers spent 14 years using dynamite and jackhammers to carve the faces and build the monument. The sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, designed the monument to ensure that the faces would be visible from the valley below. The faces were also designed to be larger than the rest of the mountain so that they could be seen from afar.
The faces on Mt Rushmore have become a symbol of the United States and are one