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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Quick facts

A symbol of New York and the US in general, iconic Statue of Liberty is located in New York City Harbor on Liberty Island. Opened in 1886, it offers tours, museum and panoramic city views.

Universal symbol of liberty, this monumental piece of art was designed in France and it was given as a present to the US to mark its 100 years since gaining independence.

In 1865, Édouard de Laboulaye, a Frenchman, proposed that the people of France give the people of the United States a monumental gift.

He was a staunch American patriot who wanted to honor the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence while also celebrating the strong ties between France and the United States of America.

Laboulaye’s proclamation was attended by sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi, inspired by Laboulaye’s cause, began planning the colossal structure that would become known as Liberty Enlightening the World in the near future.

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Symbolism abounds in Bartholdi’s design, from her crown, which symbolizes light, to the tablet, inscribed with the date July 4, 1776, to the broken shackles and chains at her feet, all of which point to the nation’s independence from the British Empire.

It was shipped from France and assembled in 1886 on a pre-made pedestal, where it is greeting visitors ever since.  A must see when visiting New York.

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Interesting facts about Statue of Liberty

Here are some interesting facts about this world famous attraction:

  • It was used as a lighthouse in the past.
  • It has suffered 600 lightning strikes so far!
  • The spiked hat represents seven continents and seven oceans.

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Safe travels!

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