in Europe saw in
vast "New World" a chance to build new and better lives. In 1776,
Colonists established an independent nation and people from almost
part of the world settled in the country. It is called "a Nation of
land of all
the world, in the city of New York, one of the most famous landmarks is
majestic copper sculpture that towers over the Liberty Island, at the
to the New York harbor. It is, "The liberty enlightening the world"
or the Statue of Liberty.
Statue of Liberty was
to the people of USA by the people of France in 1884. This is a gift
an expression of friendship and an ideal of liberty shared by both
French citizens donated the money to build the statue and the citizens
gave money for the pedestal. The French sculptor Frederic Auguste
designed the statue and decided its size. He modeled the statue's face
face of his own mother.
It is an expression of
to the people all over the world. It shows a proud woman draped in the
folds of a loose robe. In her uplifted hand she holds a glowing torch.
wears a crown with seven spikes that stand for the light of liberty
the seven seas and seven continents. With her left arm she holds a
the date of American Declaration of Independence (4th July, 1776). A
chain at her feet represents the end of tyranny. For millions of
(originally it was the very poor) it is a welcoming figure holding the
of freedom and opportunity.
Statue of Liberty
a 5 hectare Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay. The statue's pedestal
from the walls of a star-shaped fort built to defend New York against
attack. The pedestal itself is 47 meters tall. Stairs and a Lift run
Part way up the pedestal is a row of pillars called a colonnade.
statue is over 46
high. It weighs 204 metric tons. It is made od 300 sheets of copper
together with rivets. The framework was designed by Alexandre Gustave
It has a central tower of four vertical iron columns connected by cross
Iron girders support the raised arm. Two parallel, spiral stairways
steps wind up through the interior of the statue to the crown on the
crown has a viewing platform with 25 windows. The torch glows with
light from 16 powerful lamps on the rim of the torch.
statue was built in Paris and handed over to
the US Minister to France, in Paris on 4th July 1884. It was then
and packed in 214 wooden crates and shipped to USA on the French ship
On 28th October 1886 the 'Liberty Enlightening the World' was
dedicated to New York City.