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Statue of Liberty

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in New York City, United States.

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Bartholdi wanted to pay tribute to George Washington and French General Lafayette, who ventured to Washington’s side to fight in the American Revolution. What he conceived was a 151ft statue of a neoclassically-sculptured Lady Liberty, representing peace, friendship and freedom and celebrating 100 years of independence. Its iron frame and copper cladding was monitored by Gustave Eiffel, the structural engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower. The original, life-size statue can be seen in Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris. It is a monumental statue and observation deck that guards the entrance to New York’s harbour, a gift from France.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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“Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tips”

A person cannot go to New York for the first time and not go to the Statue of Liberty and we are no exception. The Statue of Liberty in NYC! We were hoping to wake up early and make our way down to the Battery Park early to book our tickets to enter … Read more...

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“The Statue of Liberty”

Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monument to liberty was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence in 1886. Standing at t… Read more...

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I absolutely love the Statue Of Liberty even though Ive never been there before.

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Me too! She's such a great gift isn't she! Do you have plans to go there soon?

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