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Statue of Liberty (New York)

Statue of Liberty


It is the New Colossus and symbolizes the universal message of hope and freedom for immigrants coming to America and people seeking freedom.
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  •  23-12-2015
  •  50' to 1h 20' 
  • Version : 7 
  •  Caesar 
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The Statue of Liberty, officially known as Liberty Enlightening the World, was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. The copper-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the signing of the United...


The first model, on a small scale, was built in 1870. This first statue is now in Paris. A second model, also on a small scale, was further brought to Maceió, a city in the Northeast of Brazil. This model is in front of Maceió's first city hall, built in...


The Statue was placed upon a granite pedestal inside the courtyard of the star-shaped walls of Fort Wood, which had been completed for the War of 1812. The United States Lighthouse Board had responsibility for the operation of the Statue of Liberty until...


There are different models for the face of the statue. Some people believed that the stern face belonged to Bartholdi's mother, Charlotte Bartholdi, with whom he was very close. Other people indicated the then-recently widowed Isabella Eugenie Boyer, the...


The Statue's original torch was the first part constructed in 1876. The original torch is currently located in the lobby of the monument. Access to the torch has been closed since 1916. In 1984 it was replaced by In 1984 a new torch replaced the original,...

The Statue of Liberty exhibit

The Statue of Liberty exhibit, which opened in July 1986 and is located on the second floor in the pedestal of the Statue, traces the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, oral histories and videos. The main...
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