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Statue of Liberty in New York

New York, U.S.A., Closer view of the Statue of Liberty

The inspiration for this image was taken from the picture the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven world wonders. The statue was originally intended to be placed at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. It is made in France and was then towed in sections to New York, where it is built up again within four months.

The Statue of Liberty, Statue of Liberty or the official name: Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift from France to the United States to commemorate the centenary of the Declaration of Independence and the friendship between the two countries. This friendship originated during the American Revolution. It stands on the approximately 6 acre Liberty Island in New York Harbor, and was on October 28, 1886 officially unveiled by President Cleveland.

Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1835 to December 27, 1923, the builder of the Eiffel Tower) was responsible for the steel frame of the lady. The sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (August 2, 1834 to October 4, 1904) has made the sculpture. The inspiration for this picture he drew on the image the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven world wonders. The statue was originally intended to be placed at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. He made the sculpture in France and was then towed to New York, where it is built within four months back. The cost for shipment by means of lotteries and collections together gleaned.
Facts about the image:
• The overall picture is 93 meters high
• The base is 27 meters high
• The whole weighs 225,000 kg
• The lady has a waist of 12 meters
• Her index finger is 2.5 meters long
• It was transported to New York as 350 parts in 214 crates
• The flame was carried in 24-carat gold leaf
• The statue is made of 88,000 kg of copper plate
• From the foot of the hill there are 22 floors
• To the top of the foot must climb 354 steps
• One of 1916 will not go more than the 10th floor, the remaining floors are closed
• On the 10th floor offers a panoramic view of New York and the Port
• In her left hand the lady a plaque with the text MDCCLXXVI July IV (July 4, 1776, the day when the Declaration of Independence was adopted)
• With her right hand she holds up the torch, which symbolizes enlightenment
• The crown on her head has seven points and displays the continents
• Bartholdi's mother has modeled the face of the lady
• The monument could be daily visited, except on Dec. 25

On October 15, 1924 the statue along with Fort Wood declared a National Monument of U.S.A. In 1935 was added the Bedlou's Island and was renamed Liberty Island. On May 11, 1965 Ellis Island was also added here. In 1984 the Statue of Liberty was added to World Heritage by UNESCO.

Over a century later to mark the 100 anniversary, the statue was completely restored in 1986. The cost of this renovation was approximately € 70,000,000. The torch was fully corroded and had to be replaced.