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  Statue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zurab Tsereteli's statue of Peter the Great in downtown Moscow is one of the world's tallest, alongside Ushiku Amida Buddha in Japan and the Rodina Mat on the Mamayev Kurgan.
Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, such as the Battle of Iwo Jima, or the life of an influential person, such as Mahatma Gandhi.
In 1986, when the Statue of Liberty marked her one-hundredth anniversary, a three-day centennial celebration in her honor attracted 12 million, said to have been the largest public event in the world as of that date.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Statue   (256 words)

 Statue of Liberty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Statue of Liberty, in full Liberty Enlightening the World, is a statue, given to the U.S. by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants alike.
The copper statue of the goddess of Liberty was a present by France, as a centennial gift to the U.S. and a sign of friendship between the two nations.
A 12-meter replica of the Statue of Liberty in Colmar, the city of Bartholdi's birth, was dedicated on July 4, 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Statue_of_Liberty   (3682 words)

 Statue - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, as with all artistic topics, this definition of the concept Statue is far from exhaustive and can be/needs to be expanded.
The oldest statue, actually statuette, known to the present day is the Löwenmensch, or "lion man," statuette.
Löwenmensch is on exhibit at the Ulmer Museum in Germany.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /statue.htm   (478 words)

 Statue of Liberty -- History
When he heard that the Statue of Liberty was about to die from lack of funds, he saw his chance to take advantage of three distinct opportunities: to raise funds for the statue, to increase his newspaper's circulation, and to blast the rich for their selfishness.
From 1886 to 1902, the Statue of Liberty was maintained by the Lighthouse Board, an agency of the federal government, in conjunction with the Army and the American Committee.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation was then formed to raise the needed funds and to oversee the restoration of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/sl/history/liberty.html   (4144 words)

 MSN Encarta - Statue of Liberty
The surface of the statue is composed of hammered copper sheets 2.4 mm (0.09 in) thick that are riveted to an iron framework.
In 1903 the sonnet “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus was inscribed in bronze at the base of the statue.
To prepare for the statue’s centennial year in 1986, a French-American rehabilitation project repaired and cleaned the statue, replacing its glass-and-metal torch with one covered in gold leaf.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565909/Statue_of_Liberty.html   (688 words)

 Statue of Liberty - Frederic Bartholdi - Great Buildings Online
The Statue was completed in France in July, 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June of 1885 on board the French frigate "Isere" which transported the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States.
The Statue was placed upon a granite pedestal inside the courtyard of the star-shaped walls of Fort Wood (which had been completed for the War of 1812.) The United States Lighthouse Board had responsibility for the operation of the Statue of Liberty until 1901.
The tablet which the Statue holds in her left hand reads (in Roman numerals) "July 4th, 1776." The total weight of copper in the Statue is 62,000 pounds (31 tons) and the total weight of steel in the Statue is 250,000 pounds (125 tons).
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Statue_of_Liberty.html   (962 words)

 French Culture | Art | Re-Open Statue of Liberty Campaign : Oct. 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the nonprofit group which oversaw the Statue of Liberty's restoration in the 1980's, is looking for private donations to finance security improvements needed to reopen the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty National Monument, an island of 58 acres, or 23 hectares, in New York Harbor, was closed to the public immediately after the 2001 attacks.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924.
www.frenchculture.org /art/events/03libertyreopen.html   (432 words)

 The Statue of Liberty - New York City
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France, conceived and designed as a monument to a great international friendship.
On October 28, 1886 President Grover Cleveland accepted The Statue on behalf of the United States and said in part: "we will not forget that liberty here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected".
The tablet which the Statue holds in her left hand reads, in Roman numerals, "July 4, 1776" the day of America's independence from Britain.
www.si-web.com /Statue.html   (334 words)

 Statue of Liberty construction
The creator of the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, thought well beyond the image of what would be the world's tallest monument.
The statue was divided into about 300 sections, and each section enlarged to four times its size by the painstaking, mathematical process of "pointing up," in this case involving many thousands of measurements and as many verifications.
Using the repousse method, copper sheets were hammered within these molds to reproduce the statue's contours on the the plates.
www.corrosion-doctors.org /Landmarks/statue-construction.htm   (962 words)

 Lenin's Statue: Adding Insult to Injury
Today, a giant 7-ton bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin towers over Evanston Avenue North and North 36th Street in the Fremont district of Seattle, a rather eccentric neighbourhood known for its rebellious artsy yuppies and time-frozen hippies who refuse to believe the 1960s are over.
He stumbled upon the toppled statue and was greatly impressed with its artistic merit.
When the statue was first raised in Fremont, many Russian émigrés protested the move, arguing that Lenin represented the system that had persecuted and killed millions of their people.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/Printable.asp?ID=3173   (1479 words)

 History of the Monument and Park
Both the marble for the column and the fine white marble for the statue of Washington atop the column came from Baltimore County quaries.
By 1824, the column and the capital to hold the crowning statue had been completed, but soaring costs--nearly twice the $100,000 authorized by the legislature--had forced Mills to simplify the design significantly, resulting in the unadorned shaft we see today.
To execute the daunting task of raising the statue (approximately 16 feet high) to the top of a 160 foot high column, Causici and Mills called upon Captain James D. Woodside of the Washington Navy Yard, a rigging specialist.
www.wam.umd.edu /~jlehnert/history.htm   (855 words)

 Monuments and Memorials to Women Warriors
This statue is in the town of Martin's Ferry, Ohio and was raised in 1903 by the school children of Martin's Ferry.
This statue was built with funds raised in the community, and is one of the first Vietnam memorials constructed in the United States.
The statue is garbed in a gown similar to that depicted on the Statue of Liberty, as well as that worn by the symbols of Justice and Liberty that are integral parts of New York's state seal and flag.
userpages.aug.com /captbarb/monuments.html   (1671 words)

 Liberty State Park - Statue of Liberty - Construction of the Statue
From this model was reproduced a statue having a height, of 2.85 meters.
Then the statue was divided into a large number of sections, each of which was also to be reproduced four times its size.
In the completed statue, the shackle, which Liberty symbolically has broken, lies in front of her right foot, the heel of which is raised as in walking.
www.libertystatepark.org /statueofliberty/sol4.shtml   (544 words)

 E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore
It was hoped that the statue would be ready by Poe's centennial in 1909, but a series of problems prevented its completion until 1916 and World War I delayed its arrival in Baltimore until 1921.
Deciding that the park was too isolated a location for the statue, it was moved, under the recommendation of the E. Poe Society of Baltimore, to the plaza of the University of Baltimore's Law School, where it now resides.
The Sir Moses Ezekiel statue of Poe is located in the plaza of the Law School of the University of Baltimore.
www.eapoe.org /balt/poestat.htm   (594 words)

 Statue of Liberty National Monument -- Welcome
The Statue of Liberty was presented to the people of the United States in 1886.
The Statue of Liberty was presented by the people of France to the people of the United States in 1886 to honor the friendship between the two nations.
After a six-year, $170 million renovation, overseen by the NPS and funded through the efforts of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, it reopened to the public as a museum in 1990.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/sl/index.html   (310 words)

 AllRefer.com - Liberty, Statue of, United States (Miscellaneous U.S. Geography) - Encyclopedia
The statue, originally known as Liberty Enlightening the World, was proposed by the French historian Edouard Laboulaye in 1865 to commemorate the alliance of France with the American colonies during the American Revolution and, according to scholars, was originally intended as an antimonarchy and antislavery symbol.
Believed to be the tallest metal statue ever made, 152 ft (46 m) in height, it was constructed of copper sheets, using Bartholdi's 9-ft (2.7-m) model.
The base of the statue is an 11-pointed star, part of old Fort Wood; a 150-ft (45-m) pedestal, built through American funding, is made of concrete faced with granite.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/LibertyS.html   (467 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Horrors (Clown Statue)
The resolution is that the "clown statue" was a midget dressed as a clown who was schizophrenic and in a catatonic state.
Before we entirely dismiss the "killer clown statue" as naught but folklore, it should be noted that there has been at least one verifiable case of such a figure attacking someone.
In 1992, in Noblesville, Indiana, a Ronald McDonald clown statue toppled onto a six-year-old girl, severing the fleshy part of her fingertip.
www.snopes.com /horrors/madmen/statue.asp   (833 words)

 Statue Of Liberty, A Black Woman? By, John M.Pinto.
The Statue of Liberty was originally a Black woman, but, as memory serves, it was because the model was Black.
He says that what stimulated the idea for the creation of the statue initially was the part that Black soldiers played in the ending of Black African Bondage in the United States.
When the statue was presented to the U.S. Minister to France in 1884, it is said that he remonstrated that the dominant view of the broken shackles would be offensive to a U.S. South, because since the statue was a reminder of Blacks winning their freedom.
www.angelfire.com /ma/SxyBrnMn/statue.html   (437 words)

 NPS Historical Handbook: Statue of Liberty
After the title papers to the statue had been transferred to General Stone, the vessel was docked at Bedloe's Island.
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated October 28, 1886.
That night the torch held high in the hand of the statue was lighted.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hh/11/hh11j.htm   (218 words)

 CBC News: Controversial nude statue won't be re-erected in B.C.
PENTICTON, B.C. - A controversial statue of a naked man, which had its penis lopped off by vandals, won't be returned to its spot in the middle of a traffic circle in the B.C. town of Penticton.
Some people were upset by the statue's lack of clothing and demanded that the work — nicknamed "Frank" — be taken down shortly after it was unveiled in January.
Others praised the statue as an intriguing work of art or dismissed the controversy as a ridiculous overreaction.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/03/22/nude-penticton-050322.html   (330 words)

 Inventor of the Week: Archive
Only the torch-bearing arm of the statue was ready for display at the Centennial in Philadelphia, but all was finished in early 1884.
But the statue's base was not completed until April 1886, after a campaign for contributions led by immigrant newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer.
The Statue was inaugurated by President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886.
web.mit.edu /invent/iow/liberty.html   (318 words)

 USATODAY.com - TV tells story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And not just any statue — the statue in the square outside the headquarters of the international media, which has served as a backdrop for televised reports since the start of the war in Iraq.
ET and a few Iraqi men began to climb the statue's pedestal, the broadcast and cable networks went to live coverage for the rest of the morning.
Though the statue and the celebration belonged to the crowd, the symbol was big enough to encompass us as well.
www.usatoday.com /life/world/iraq/2003-04-10-tv-war-story_x.htm   (577 words)

 The Statue of Liberty Club (SLC) - Links
Statue of Liberty Anthem The Most Beautiful Lady in the World arranged by Christopher Calabrese.
Lady Liberty's Horror All the Statue of Liberty cartoons in the paper for the terrorist attacks in one place.
More statue pictures from Photo Vault Over 100 more plus pictures of the statue at NY NY Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
www.statueoflibertyclub.com /links.html   (511 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Since 1902, when the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty, "The New Colossus" has helped to shape our sense of the statue as a symbol of hope for millions of immigrants.
The Centennial celebration of 1876, for which the statue had been originally intended, had come and gone, and while the French had kept their end of the bargain by completing the statue itself, the Americans had still not fulfilled their commitment to erect a pedestal.
The fourth activity, in which students write letters to imaginary groups of nineteenth-century readers to explain the meaning of the Statue of Liberty, is best taught in conjunction with at least one of the preceding activities.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=351   (2651 words)

 Pike's Statue
The statue was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1978, in a National Register nomination of the Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. Pike's statue is the only Confederate officer represented among the outdoor Civil War statuary of Washington.
The statue was originally erected on a Federal triangle at Third and Indiana Avenue, N.E. In 1975 the statue was moved slightly to its present location near the Department of Labor building after its original triangle had been removed to accommodate the Third Street underpass of the Federal mall.
Let the statue stand as a reminder that the good and evil of men are in equilibrium within us, and we all should strive for perfection now and in the future, not in the past.
www.masonicinfo.com /pikestatue.htm   (1993 words)

 History Questions - About Us - Girls and Boys Town
The statue, created by world-renowned sculptor Fred Hoppe, will remain at the Village of Boys Town for future generations of girls and boys to enjoy.
A second, identical statue was dedicated to the people of Father Flanagan’s birthplace in Ballymoe, Ireland, in October 2001.
The original statue, done in soft sandstone, is housed at Girls and Boys Town National Headquarters in Nebraska.
www.girlsandboystown.org /aboutus/qa/history.asp   (753 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Curtains for semi-nude justice statue
The female, art-deco "Spirit of Justice" statue, with one breast exposed, is located on the podium in the department's ornate Great Hall where news conferences are often held.
Hired drapes have previously hung in front of both statues for formal events, such as President George W Bush's visit to name the building after assassinated former attorney-general, Robert Kennedy.
The drapes are reported to have been hanging since Monday, drawing to a close the sport of photographers who infamously sprawled on the floor to snap the former Attorney General Edwin Meese holding aloft his report on pornography in front of the female statue.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/1788845.stm   (335 words)

 The Pioneer Woman
In 1927, Marland had the idea that a statue should be erected to honor the spirit of the women who played such a significant role in the settling of this part of the country.
The statues were viewed by 750,000 people who cast votes for their favorite.
Marland presented the Pioneer Woman Statue and the land surrounding it to the State of Oklahoma and her people.
www.marlandmansion.com /Pages/pw.html   (213 words)

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