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  2. Liberty Enlightening the World. "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.

  3. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation honors the American experience through its preservation and support of these two great monuments. From restoring the Statue to creating a world-class museum and much more, the Foundation is committed to fulfilling projects that will keep Lady Liberty standing tall for current and future generations.

  4. Statue of Liberty | History, Information, Height, Poem, & Facts

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    Statue of Liberty, formally Liberty Enlightening the World, colossal statue on Liberty Island in the Upper New York Bay, U.S., commemorating the friendship of the peoples of the United States and France. Standing 305 feet (93 metres) high including its pedestal, it represents a woman holding a torch in her raised right hand and a tablet bearing the adoption date of the Declaration of ...

  5. Overview + History | Statue of Liberty

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    The pedestal was completed in April 1886 and finally, on October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland oversaw the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in front of thousands of spectators. The story of the Statue of Liberty and her island has been one of change. For centuries the island was a major source of food for the Lenape native people and ...

  6. Visit | Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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    The Statue of Liberty Museum is an experience unto itself. Full of incredible exhibits, the Museum gives color and context to the Statue and houses her original torch. Before you depart, be sure to visit the Liberty Vista atop the Museum for breathtaking view of the Statue and New York Harbor. No additional ticket is needed to visit the museum.

  7. Statue of Liberty - Height, Location & Timeline - HISTORY

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    The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by France, as a symbol of the two countries' friendship. It was erected atop an American-designed pedestal on a small island in Upper New York ...

  8. Statue of Liberty - History

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    • The statue—151 feet, 1 inch (46 meters, 2.5 centimeters) tall—was the tallest structure in the U.S. at that time. • Engineer Gustave Eiffel, who would later design the Eiffel Tower in Paris, designed Liberty’s “spine.” Inside the statue four huge iron columns support a metal framework that holds the thin copper skin.

  9. Statue of Liberty - Wikipedia

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    The copper statue, a gift from the people of France, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess.

  10. Facts About the Statue of Liberty - WorldAtlas

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    Facts About the Statue of Liberty. The famous Statue Of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island, Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. The statue, constructed mainly out of copper, was given as a gift to the United States from the people of France. The 151-foot high statue stands a total of 305 feet if ...

  11. Ellis Island | Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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    The History of Ellis Island. Ellis Island may not appear large on a map, but it is an unparalleled destination in United States history. After welcoming more than 12 million immigrants to our shores, Ellis Island is now a poetic symbol of the American Dream. Explore the History. Travel Through History.