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Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Statue of Liberty

 Liberty ("Liberty Global enlightened ideas") statue of a 225 - ton, steel - is reinforced copper female figure, 151 cm in height 1 inch (46.05 meters), Liberty in New York Harbor, facing the sea Island1 . The right hand holds aloft a torch, and a shot from the left hand which is written: ". July IV MDCCLXXVI"

French people took part in the $ 250,000 cost.
150-foot pedestal was designed by Richard M. Hunt and General Charles P. Stone, both built by Americans. The steel sculptures designed by Alexander Eiffel of France to support contains solidly. $ 270,000 in value was caused by popular subscription. President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886 the United States accepted the statue.

Statue of Liberty a national monument in 1924 and in 1984 was named a World Heritage Site.
September 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon American Museum of Immigration, Structural basis for the increase in the statue was dedicated. In 1984 scaffolding went up for a major restoration and the torch was extinguished on July 4. This July 4, 1986, was relit with much ceremony, to mark its centenary.


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