Statue of Liberty

Jan 4, 2011

Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that symbolizes freedom for the whole world. The name of this statue is actually a "Liberty Enlightening the World" or the Liberty which illuminates the world. The statue was in described as a woman who was freed themselves from the shackles of tyranny with the right hand holding a torch with the flame is lit, it symbolizes freedom. While her left hand holding a book with the inscription "July 4, 1776" (with Roman numerals), the American independence day. She wore a flowing robe and 7 shadow of a big spike on the crown symbolize the seven oceans and continents.

Statue of Liberty has a height 46 m (151 ft) b. If we count from the base, this statue has a height to 93 m (305 ft). Sculpture layer is made of wrought copper plate thickness of 2.4 mm (0.01 in) which in pairs on the iron frame. Iron framework made by the French engineer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who also creator of the Eiffel tower in Paris.

The base of this statue use concrete and granite which is design by American architect Richard Morris Hunt. Star-shaped walls surrounding the 47 meters of base (154-ft). This wall is part of Fort Wood, the wall that was built early 19th century to defend the city of New York during the 1812 war (1812-1815).

originally, the statue of Liberty as a monument to remind the alliance has ever happened between France and America during the American Revolution (1775-1783). The statue was designed by French sculptor, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and completed in July 1884. The French people donated the money to build this statue. America Government itself to build the foundation for this statue of funds by entrepreneurs gather in a newspaper named Joseph Pulitzer.

The statue was first exhibited in Paris. Then this statue was unloaded and sent to New York, and the reinstall like today. The statue of independence Goddess is presented by the French people to the American people, as a birthday present for American independence 100 year.

After finishing made in France, the statue was disassembled, and packed in 200 large cargos to be sent to America. Statue of Liberty then reassembled on Bedloe's Island in New York City harbor.

duration of the process of packing can lead to a new Statue of Liberty was inaugurated by U.S. President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886 ten years after the anniversary of American independence 100th.

With 46 meters tall and weighing 204 tons, the Statue of Liberty stands as high as 46 meters above the runway. The interior is filled by a steel frame, while the exterior is made of copper plate. Steel framework of the Statue of Liberty was created and designed by Gustave Eiffel, who also designed and built the Tower Eiffel.


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January 6, 2011 at 1:39 PM
Bambang said...

Useful information about the Liberty statue. Hope to see it someday soon

July 16, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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October 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM

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