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Alexandra DUDANT

Statue of Liberty & Liberty Island

Publié le 28 Août 2012, 02:33am

Liberty Enlightening the World

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to the people of the United States as a symbol of the international friendship forged during the American Revolution. The Statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and the pedestal by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. It is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Did you know that ?

  • When shipped from France to New York, she came in 350 pieces.

  • Once delivered, it took four months to put her together, and was completed on October 28, 1886.

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