History Of The Statue Of Liberty  

The iconic structure and America’s pride of the Statue of Liberty was actually a gift from France to the Americans. It was built and dedicated to the United States by French engineer, Frederic Bartholdi on 28th October 1886. The Statue is of a robber female figure, holding up a torch in one hand and a tablet in another. This feminine figure actually represents the Roman goddess of Freedom, Libertas. The tablet indicates tabula ansata, which is a tablet revoking the law. The date of the American Declaration of Independence is inscribed on it.

The notion of the Statue of Liberty was borne out of Bartholdi’s inspiration of the French politician and law professor, Edouard Rene de Laboulaye’s comment in the year 1865 that all the monuments erected to America’s Independence would be jointly owned by the French and the American people. However, owing to some political problems in France, the work for building the Statue of Liberty did not start before the early 1870s. It was Laboulaye who proposed that the French would design the Statue and the Americans would have to provide a location for it to be put up. Bartholdi finished off the head and the hand bearing the torch first. In fact, the arm of the Statue was also exhibited at the Madison Square Park in New York City from the year 1876 to the year 1882.

The total constructional work of the Statue of Liberty happened after about 120,000 donated some money to the funds, even though all of them contributed less than one dollar for the cause. The Statue was assembled in Bedloe’s Island after being shipped from France and then set up in the Liberty Island where it stands even today.

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How-Did-They-Build-The-Statue-Of-Liberty      The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous structures of the US as well as in the whole world. The popularity of the structure is not only due to its architectural magnificence but also due to the rich and interesting history attached to it. An intriguing part of its history deals with the construction of the statue itself, right from the change in design plans to the issue about shipping in and setting it up in New York Harbor. More..




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