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statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a huge statue of 93 meters high. It is located in Liberty Island in New York Bay in the United States of America, which was previously called Bidlo Island. It is a gift presented by France to the United States of America to celebrate the friendship of the two peoples. Her right hand holds a plate with the history of independence of the United States of America (July 4, 1776) in her left hand.

Design of the Statue of Liberty

It was the French sculptor Friedrich Auguste Bartholdi who designed the Statue of Liberty, doing this with the help of engineer Gustave Eiffel, and support from a group of French liberals who promoted the United States of America as a model of organized and rooted popular government, and they wanted France to follow suit, and work began on designing The statue was built in 1875, and it was built from copper sheets. The statue was unveiled on October 28, 1886 during the reign of US President Grover Cleveland, and the statue was considered at that time the tallest structure in the city of New York.

About the Statue of Liberty

  • Over the years, the torch underwent many modifications. In 1916 it was converted to electrical energy, and was also redesigned in the mid-1980s, when the statue was repaired by French and American workers to celebrate the centenary of the statue that was held in July 1986.
  • In 1984, the Statue of Liberty was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Until September 11, 2001, the statue was available to visitors, and they were able to get a breathtaking view of New York City by climbing the stairs inside the statue to the top of the crown.
  • The original statue’s torch is in the Statue of Liberty’s museum.
  • There are 25 windows and 7 pointed heads in the crown of the Statue of Liberty, and these seven heads are said to symbolize the Seven Seas.

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