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Lady Torch
(featuring the Statue of Liberty)

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable symbols of American freedom. Standing tall on Liberty Island in the middle the of the Hudson River in New York City Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States. by the French in 1886. The French gave the Statue de la Liberté, to the United States as a token of friendship.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

 

Lady Liberty has greeted immigrants coming into the U. S. since that time. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, creator of the Eiffel Tower, designed the interior structure, while Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was the sculptor. Made of copper, the statue depicts Lady Liberty standing tall with the torch of freedom raised with her right arm.

Her left hand holds a stone tablet (actually made of copper) close to her. The tablet contains the date July 4, 1776, which acknowledges and commemorates the American Declaration of Independence from British rule.

Lady Liberty is 151 feet tall and is made from pure copper (green from oxidation) on a steel framework. Some say we should even polish the Statue back to her original copper color. What do you say? The Statue of Liberty's thorny crown has seven points representing the seven seas. The torch represents a burning passion for freedom and contains a flame that is coated in gold leaf. The broken shackles at the base of Lady Liberty's feet represent freedom from oppression.

Peek Performance ...

The Statue of Liberty is one of the first peeks that most immigrants throughout history have gotten of America when migrating through the famed and nearby Ellis Island. While some have reported over the years that the Lady Liberty is smaller than originally thought, just as many have also reported that she is actually larger than anticipated. Like a build up to an acclaimed movie, sometimes expectations are high and its hard for any one thing to live up to the buildup.

Since 1886, Lady Liberty has received a new torch. The old torch received many modifications and repairs over the years in order to keep it solid and sound. However, in 1916 there were extensive modifications and the torch was eventually deemed to be beyond further repair. So, the original torch with gold leaf was moved inside the Statue of Liberty to the monument's museum.

The new torch also has gold plating applied and includes a climate control system and elevators as well. The new torch was reopening to the public in 1986.
Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty remains an enduring symbol of American freedom that people from both the U. S. and abroad feel compelled to visit.

As one of the most symbolic gestures of all time, the Statue of Liberty represents, freedom, liberty, justice and also the friendship of foreign nations who also believe in freedom and fair and equal treatment for all.

Straight Trippin' ...

Why not take a trip to New York and see the Lady Liberty for yourself up close and personal? This will be a moment you'll never forget or regret. And take lots of pictures and video while you're at it.

 

Cool Facts About Lady Liberty

She's tall and solid at 305-feet, 6-inches high and weighing in at 225 tons.

It must be noted, however, that hundreds of smaller Statue of Liberty replicas exist throughout the world.

 

Updated October 05, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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