The Statue of Liberty

estatua-libertadThis statue is also known as “Liberty Enlightening the World”, is called “The Statue of Liberty,” which is one of the most famous monuments of the city of New York, in the United States and around the world, Yet even with his great fame did not win any of the first 7 places in the “New Seven Wonders of the Modern World.” This is south of the island of Manhattan, near the mouth of the Hudson River near Ellis Island.

This itself was built as a gift to the French in 1886, to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and as a sign of friendship between the two countries. It was inaugurated on October 28, 1886, in the presence of the president of the time, Grover Cleveland. This statue was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and internal structure was designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel, who also designed the “Eiffel Tower”.

The brass used in the construction of this statue were chosen by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. In the October 15, 1924, declared the statue as “National Monument of America,” which the October 15, 1965, was added to Ellis Island, and in 1984 UNESCO consider it “Heritage Humanity. ”

This statue, besides being an important monument in the city of New York, became a symbol for the United States because it represents freedom and emancipation, with respect to oppression. Since the statue was inaugurated in 1886, European tourists saw it as the first “white” to get on a tour of the Atlantic Ocean. In some architectural terms, is considered reminiscent of the Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the 7 wonders of the world. This statue was nominated for “New Seven Wonders of the World”, which was a finalist, but unfortunately, not winning. UNESCO gave the name “Statue of Liberty National Monument,” and since June 10, 1933, is being managed by the company called “National Park Service” in the United States.

It is not known exactly where the statue developers were inspired to make the face of it, but one of the most popular hypothesis is that Isabella Eugenie Boyer face, who is the widow of billionaire inventor Isaac Singer was taken.
Another popular hypothesis is that the sculptor of the statue was inspired by the face of his mother, Charlotte Bartholdi (1801-1891), and this is considered as true so far. The magazine “National Geographic support this hypothesis, as the developer of the statue, never denied nor explained any resemblance to the face of his deceased mother.
Another popular hypothesis is that, just wanted to make a synthesis of several women’s faces, in order to provide a neutral and impersonal image of Liberty.

This statue is placed in the “Liberty Island” in the harbor of the city of New York, which was formerly known as “Bedloe’s Island,” which served as a military base, and housing the strong “Wood”, which was a former stronghold of artillery, which was built with granite and whose foundations formed an eleven-pointed star, which later served to make the base of this statue.

The same statue, I worked as a beacon among its inception in 1902 and had been assigned a lighthouse keeper, who gave the information that the light was so powerful that it could come to be seen from 39 kilometers.

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