The Statue of Liberty –a huge sculpture situated on the Liberty Island in New York. It was designed by Frederick-Auguste Berthold. The Statue’s framework was made by a french engineer Gustave Eiffel, also known as the man behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Due to an ingenious construction consisting from copper plates, attached to the metal framework , the statue is very heavy and stands easily in front of the storms.
This giant sculpture was initially made in Paris, it took nine years before it was completed in 1884, then offered as a gift to United States on 4th of July in 1886 when they turned 100 years from Independence.
The stone that is based the sculpture comes from a small village in France, which was chosen because is less corrosive to the action of salt water. The statue represents a women: “Goddess of the Liberty”, covered with a flag that has in the right hand a torch with a golden flame and in the left hand a book where is graved „The United States Independence Day”: 4th of July 1776. Those 7 arms of the crown symbolise the 7 continents, and the base ot the statue its has a star form, made of stone. Inside the base it is The Immigration Museum.
The statue has a height of 46 metres and with the base has 93 metres,and a weight of about 205 tons, so you can see it from a very long distance. It considers the most famous symbol of liberty in the world and is the most popular touristic attraction in New York City. It is the first place to visit for the emmigrants that come here very often. The Statue of Liberty became the emblem of United States and one of the most popular symbols of freedom and democracy.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The best places to visit in New York, USA .
New York was and will be the most exciting and alive city in the world.
It is the city that never sleeps so no matter how tired you are, you have to walk around all the street and see the most interesting and wonderful places from New Nork.
So if you plan a visit in this city take a lot of energy with you because you will have a lot of fun here.