Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, New York

Liberty Island is a federally owned island in Upper New York Bay, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty.

The copper statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, and built by Gustave Eiffel.

A gift to the United States from the people of France, the colossal neoclassical sculpture was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The statue is of a robed female figure bearing a torch and a a tablet evoking the law upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence; July 4, 1776.

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