Friday, October 28, 2011

125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

Today, Lady Liberty, an enduring symbol of Liberty and Freedom  marks her 125th year anniversary. The anniversary will be celebrated with fireworks, a flotilla, a ceremony and the debut of five torchcams offering stellar views of the New York Harbor. Tonight's fireworks, sponsored by Macy’s will begin at 7:45 p.m.

The statue was conceived by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi and Edouard de Laboulaye, a French abolitionist to celebrate the love of liberty shared by both France and the U.S. Her bones are steel, and were constructed by Gustave Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame. A gift from France, America's most famous immigrant, the Statue of Liberty was constructed in Paris starting in 1883, then taken apart and shipped to America in pieces. The hand and flame of the Statue of Liberty was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1886 and dedicated on October 28, 1886.
Vital Stat: Lady Liberty stands 111'1" from heel to top of head, in flats of course. Length of right arm is 42'0"; Weight of steel in her frame is 125 tons
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1 comment:

Rahul said...

A very happy birthday to the dear green lady - this landmark is wonderful to behold and I cherish the memory of my visit very much. An atmosphere of peace prevails around the place at all times and one can witness happy smiling faces thronging the place..