The Lincoln Monument -- Part 2
Once that was finished, several coats of sealer were applied, followed by a special coating to protect it from UV rays.
You can see just how tall Lincoln is -- 13 1/2 feet -- by comparing the top of his head with the ladder. It's a large statue!
And, yes, his bowtie is crooked. Apparently many representations of Abraham Lincoln, including the engraving on the five dollar bill, show him with a crooked tie, so Robert Isaiah Russin, the artist chosen to create this statue, continued the tradition.