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The statue across the Atlantic


We are talking here about the Statue of Liberty, which it proposed to construct
French historian Edouard de Laboulaye
As a monument to the United States of America in 1865

It began work ten years later by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi to be completed in 1876 to celebrate the centennial of the declaration of American independence
The Statue was named "Liberty Enlightening the World"



The statue is constructed of copper sheets
 It was formed by hand
 The plates were assembled in a framework of four pillars
designed by Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel

After the statue was completed and celebrated on July 4, 1884, in the presence of an American minister named Levi Morton
The statue was dismantled 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters) high and weighing 225 tons for shipment to New York City

It was finished from the base designed by American architect Richard Morris Hunt
and built within the walls of Fort Wood on Bedloe's Island
The torch has undergone some modifications over the years
including its conversion to electric power in 1916 and its redesign (with repoussé copper sheathed in gold leaf) in the mid-1980s, when the statue was repaired and restored by both American and French workers for a centennial celebration held in July 1986. The site was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1984



The statue was run before Council of the lighthouse in the United States, where the light torch was considered a lighthouse to help sailboats on the navigation
The statue was then transferred to the War Department because Fort Wood was still an operational army post
the statue's original torch
 Dating back to 1886 still exists in the base of the statue

It is a magnificent statue and who visits New York City have to visit the Statue of Liberty

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