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  Statue of Liberty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberty Enlightening the World, known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue given to the United States by France in 1885, standing at Liberty Island in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans.
The Statue of Liberty was reopened to the public on July 5, 1986.
Liberty Island closed on September 11, 2001; the islands reopened in December, and the statue itself reopened on August 3, 2004.
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 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 French-American Committee for the Restoration of the Statue of Liberty was established in 1981.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/sl/history/liberty.html   (4144 words)

 Statue of Liberty - MSN Encarta
The Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that symbolizes freedom throughout the world.
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.
The Statue of Liberty commemorates the alliance between France and the United States during the American Revolution (1775-1783).
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 Statue of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Statue of Liberty Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, 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.
Unveiling of Statue of Liberty French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with the year 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence.
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.
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 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   (961 words)

 Statue of Liberty Facts | New York | Lady Liberty | History | National Monument | Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It's been over a hundred years since the Statue of Liberty found her home in the harbor of New York and it has become an important part of American culture.
The Statue of Liberty celebrates her birthday on October 28th in honor of the day she was officially accepted by the president of the United States in 1886.
The statue is made of copper and is now green in color because of oxidation (a chemical reaction between metal and water) from evaporation of the seawater surrounding it.
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 Statue of Liberty
Visitors will be able to explore the Statue of Liberty museum, peer into the intricate inner structure through a glass ceiling near the base of the statue, and enjoy the 360 degree view from the observation deck on top of the 16-story pedestal.
The Statue of Liberty was closed after September 11, 2001 and had remained closed even though visits to the island resumed December 2001.
The Statue's crown and torch are not accessible.
www.nycvisit.com /statueofliberty   (532 words)

 Statue of Liberty Facts,interesting facts of the Statue of Liberty
Another, yet larger Statue of Liberty is approximately 35 feet in height on her base, and stands upon a tiny island called Swan Ally, Paris
This exact Statue of Liberty replica monument was offered to the French by the American residents of Paris as a remembrance to commemorate the Centennial of the French Revolution.
Now then, there is America’s Statue of Liberty, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, and the most majestic Lady Liberty [as she is affectionately called] of them all.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /Statue_of_Liberty/statue_of_liberty.htm   (700 words)

 Statue of Liberty National Monument - Statue of Liberty National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
The Statue's parts remained unassembled for nearly a year until the pedestal was completed in 1886.
www.nps.gov /stli   (414 words)

 Today in History: June 19
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885.
Statue of Liberty, Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
The statue is constructed of copper sheets which are assembled on a framework of steel supports designed by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel.
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 Statue of Liberty
When his famous statue "Liberty Enlightening the World" was achieved, Bartholdi convened his Lodge to review it, even before the statue was shown to the U.S. committee.
Lady Liberty was the focal point of waves of immigrants, who came (and still come) to the shores of the United States from all over the world.
Their first glimpse of the Statue was one they never forgot, for it meant the end of poverty and oppression and the beginning of new hope.
www.phoenixmasonry.org /masonicmuseum/statue_of_liberty.htm   (405 words)

 Scholastic.com | CyberHunt: The Statue of Liberty
Directions: The Statue of Liberty, a powerful symbol of freedom, was the first glimpse of America for millions of immigrants.
The majestic, 151-foot-tall Statue of Liberty was given as a gift of friendship to the United States from the people of _____________.
The Statue of Liberty is so large that she had to be transported across the Atlantic Ocean in _____________ pieces, aboard a ship called the Isere in 1884.
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 Statue of Liberty, New York City
Some of the statue's proportions: her right arm is 42 feet long; the nose measures 4.5 feet to the tip; the mouth is 3 feet wide; and her index finger is 3 feet long.
The statue inspired the sonnet "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus in 1883, in which the statue is ascribed the famous words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...".
The statue was closed to the public after the terrorist attack on New York on September 11, 2001 and opened again in August 2004.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu/?id=113832   (424 words)

 Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island -- Are We There Yet?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Further, tours of the Statue are now organized by timed reservations which can be amde in advance or by walk-up before boarding the ferry to Liberty Island.
Transportation to Liberty Island is via Circle Line ferry, which departs on a regular schedule both from Battery Park in New York and Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
The ferry is the only fee incurred in visiting the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, aside from food and souvenirs.
www.fieldtrip.com /ny/23637620.htm   (541 words)

 National Park Service's World Heritage Sites: The Statue of Liberty, New York
Standing at the entrance to New York harbor is a 151-foot statue of a woman holding a book and a raised torch.
"Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of liberty in the United States and the end of slavery after the American Civil War.
The sculptor intended his work to be an immense and impressive symbol of human liberty.
www.cr.nps.gov /worldheritage/liberty.htm   (197 words)

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On the New York Harbor, less than 2,000 feet from the Statue of Liberty, Liberty State Park has served a vital role in the development of New Jersey's metropolitan region and the history of the nation.
The CRRNJ Terminal stands with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to unfold one of this nation's most dramatic stories: the immigration of northern, southern, and eastern Europeans into the United States.
After being greeted by the Statue of Liberty and processed at Ellis Island, these immigrants purchased tickets and boarded trains, at the CRRNJ Terminal, that took them to their new homes throughout the United States.
www.libertystatepark.com /statueof.htm   (298 words)

 STLI Product 2 Data Sheet
The Statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday on October 28, 1986.
The Statue of Liberty was closed as a result of the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
The Statue of Liberty exhibit, located on the second floor in the pedestal of the Statue, traces the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos and oral histories.
www.nps.gov /stli/prod02.htm   (2116 words)

 Google Sightseeing » Post Archive » Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was, as we all know, donated to America by the country of France and stands as a welcome to all returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants.
The suburb of Mountain Brook, Alabama has a 1/5 size Statue of Liberty, whose flame is actually lit with Alabama natural gas.
As it was France that gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States, I think that the Statue in Paris is considered the original.
googlesightseeing.com /2006/04/20/statue-of-liberty   (613 words)

 The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (“Liberty Enlightening the World”) is a 225-ton, steel-reinforced copper female figure, 151 ft 1 in.
The Statue of Liberty was designated a National Monument in 1924 and a World Heritage Site in 1984.
Statue of Liberty - Liberty, Statue of, statue on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, commanding the entrance to New...
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 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 Facts
Originally displayed on the interior wall of the Statue of Liberty's pedestal, it was placed in the Liberty exhibit in the base of the monument in July, 1886.
The Statue of Liberty, Birth to Rebirth by Sue Burchard, 1985, HBJ Publishers
Liberty, The Statue and the Americal Dream by Leslie Allen, 1985, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation andNational Geographic Society; ISBN: 0870445847
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 Statue of Liberty--Information, Photos, Facts, and More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But the world-famous Statue of Liberty standing in New York Harbor was built in France.
The statue was presented to the U.S., taken apart, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in crates, and rebuilt in the U. It was France’s gift to the American people.
He imagined a statue of a woman holding a torch burning with the light of freedom.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngkids/9907/liberty/liberty.html   (199 words)

 Statue of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Statue of Liberty is another Brotherhood symbol highlighting the lighted torch.
The Statue of Liberty is actually the Statue of Liberties - the liberties perpetrated on the American people by the Brotherhood.
The Statue of Liberty was given to New York by French Freemasons and her mirror image stands on an island in the River Seine in Paris.
www.yahushua.net /babylon/liberty/statue.htm   (208 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Statues and Memorials -- Statue of Liberty
Located in New York, at 151 feet (46 meters) tall (305 feet including base and pedestal), the Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom throughout the world.
The statue, made of copper sheets with an iron framework, depicts a woman escaping the chains of tyranny, which lie at her feet.
Near the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is Ellis Island.
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 Statue of Liberty - USA Tourist
The Statue of Liberty stands on a small island in the middle of the New York City harbor.
Liberty Island and Ellis Island are open for visitation every day between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM except December 25.
You cannot enter the statue itself, but you can tour the promenade at the base of the statue and you can enter the observatory inside the base and look up into the inner structure of the statue.
www.usatourist.com /english/places/newyork/liberty.html   (853 words)

 Statue of Liberty Facts, News and Information
Copper/bronze medal about dime size dated 1886 with The Statue of Liberty, surrounded by stars....verso has a representation of Liberty Bell and says "Liberty Bell" with 1776 date.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...
Inscribed on the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa. The original source of the quotation is Leviticus, third book of the Old Testament.
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 A Forgotten Day & A Forgotten Country
On this date in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was first unveiled in New York Harbor.
Foreigners were grateful for America's liberty, because the very existence of such a country as ours meant that someday they might be able to have the same peace and liberty in their own countries.
I love the Statue of Liberty, standing tall with her lamp held high — "liberty enlightening the world." The mere sight of it is a moving experience.
www.harrybrowne.org /articles/StatueOfLiberty2.htm   (956 words)

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