The Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty is the greatest symbol of freedom of the United States of America. Originally is called Liberty Enlightening the world. It is situated to the Liberty Island Formerly named Bedloe’s Island. It is in New York City the capital of the United States. Originally it was conceived as a gesture of international friendship. At the time, Lady Liberty was letting them know that their journey to find freedom, democracy, and a better way of life, was officially over. Today, the Statue of Liberty remains an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy, as well as one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks.
The statue symbolizes liberty in the form of a woman wearing flowing robes and a spiked crown. She holds a torch’ aloft in her right hand and carries in her left-hand a book in Scribed “July 4, 1776”. The statue was designed by the French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi and was given by Franch to the United States to commemorate the centennial of US independence in 1876. French -Govt. collected subscription from the population for the purpose of the Statue. US donors also financed for the purpose. The Statue of Liberty is very important to many Americans because of what it represents. The French gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States as a gift to mark the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence.
The statue, the Island, and nearby Ellis Island were declared a national monument in 1924. The statue is formed of copper sheets riveted to an iron framework. The broken shackles at Liberty’s feet signify a breaking away from tyranny and oppression. It is one of the largest statues in the world. It is formed of copper sheet riveted to an iron framework. It is about 306 feet height from the bottom of the pedestal to the tip of the torch. The weight of the statue is 254 tones. The figure itself is 46.4m (152 ft 2 in) high; the right arm is 12.8m (42 ft) long; the hand is 5.03m (16 ft 5 in) long; and the head, which is reachable by staircase or emergency lift, measures 8.5m (28 ft) from neck to diadem and 3.05 m (10 ft) from ear to ear. The seven rays on her crown stand for the seven continents; each 9 feet long and weighing as much as 150 pounds. An elevator carries visitors to the observation deck in the pedestal, which may also be reached by the stairway, and a spiral staircase leads to an observation platform in the figure’s crown.
The Statue of Liberty is not only a national monument; it serves as a reservoir of the statue’s history. The statue has become a global symbol of freedom, marking the arrival of millions of immigrants to the United States. It indicates the international friendship among the countries. It also attracts tourists coming to the United States. The Statue of Liberty was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural and architectural significance.