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STATUE OF LIBERTY
Situated in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty has become the proud symbol of the United States of America.T he statue of the Goddess of Freedom carries the light of the spirit of enlightenment to the Free World.
Alexander Gustave Eiffel, whose tower later made him famous, built the statue’s ingenious iron frame construction supported by a central shaft. Around this framework, a 2.4 millimeter thick copper coating was attached to the statue and it is mainly due to Eiffel’s frame that the monument has withstood the bay’s savage winter storms.
On the 28th October 1886, North America’s most important statue was inaugurated by President Grover Cleveland. The statue was the design of a young sculptor, Bartholdi, who had eagerly accepted the work due to the fact that the commission of his design of a large female statue for a lighthouse on the Suez Canal had not reached fruition.
At first, the statue received little love and affection. Indeed, New Yorkers used the statue’s unveiling ceremony for a protest demonstration! Since then, however, it has most assuredly conquered the hearts of those who have seen it and it has become a symbol of freedom for the whole of America.