Statue of LibertyThe symbol of Universal Freedom and liberty in the world.
French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The Statue was a joint effort between America and France and it was agreed upon that the American people were to build the pedestal, and the French people were responsible for the Statue and its assembly here in the United States. The Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. On October 28th 1886, the dedication of the Statue of Liberty took place. There are 25 windows in the crown which symbolize found on the earth and the heaven's rays shining over the world. The seven rays of the Statue's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world. The tablet which the Statue holds in her left hand reads (in Roman numerals) "July 4th, 1776." The height from ground to tip of torch is 93m.
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|Centre of Attraction||Statue of Liberty|
|City, Country||Liberty Island, New York,
|Nearest Airport||JFK International Airport, New York
La Guardia Airport, New York
Newark-Liberty International Airport