Statue of Liberty
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Artist: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Address: Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, United States
Height: 305 ft.
Start of Construction: September 1875
Inauguration: October 28, 1886
Architects: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, Richard Hunt
Technique: Copper, Forged steel.
«Liberty enlightening the world», known as the Statue of Liberty, is one of the most famous monuments in New York, in the United States and in the world.
«Liberty enlightening the world», known as the Statue of Liberty, is one of the most famous monuments in New York, in the United States and in the world. It was located on Liberty Island, south of the island of Manhattan, next to the mouth of the Hudson River, and close to Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the American people in 1886 to commemorate the centennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and as a sign of goodwill between the two countries. It was inaugurated on October 28, 1886 in the presence of the US President at the time, Grover Cleveland. The statue was the work of French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and the internal structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel. French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was in charge of selecting the pieces of copper used in the construction of the statue. On October 15, 1924 the statue was declared a US National Monument and on October 15, 1965 it was added to Ellis Island. Since 1984 it is considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol and expresses much more than what it says which is why we recommend paying the $18.00 entrance fee, or free with taxis although you cannot get off the island. It's true that the lines are long to go to the top and to get back down to the bottom, which is why it is important to get there early in the morning.
You can get there in many ways, depending on where you are, but Subway Line 1 (Red) will leave you in the park. In front you will be able to buy your tickets and take the ferry. Remember that the stop is called RECTOR St, you have to switch trains and go one more station.
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