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About the Statue of Liberty

The Statue was first conceived in France by Edouard Rene' Lefebvre, an authority on America and a legal scholar. He wanted to let American know of France's shared common interest in republican ideals and to strengthen the two countries friendship.

Edouard Rene' Lefebvre enlisted the help of his friend sculptor Augutus Bartholdi to travel to America to propose the monument and select a suitable site. Construction of the statue began in 1875. After creating Liberty as a clay model Bartholdi enlarge the model in plaster until he had 300 full-sized sections. Using the repousse' process, 2.5 mm thick copper sheets were hammered by hand into shape against wooden forms to match the contours of the plaster sections and assembled over flexible iron bar framework on four steel supports designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. Then in 1885 it was dismantled and sent to America.

America was responsible for creating the pedestal the statue stands on. With the help of Richard Hunt and Joseph Pulitzer, money was raised for this purpose and the Statue was re-assembled on this new pedestal. The Statue which contains an elevator to the balcony level and a 22 story climb to the crown, was dedicated in Oct. 28, 1886 by President Cleveland. She stands 92 m (302 ft.) high including her base pedestal. This remarkable statue was created in the image of a woman holding a torch uplifted in her right hand and a tablet in her left hand bearing an inscription proclaiming Liberty & the date July 4, 1776.

The Statue was restored with funds from a private French-American committee for her Centennial celebration in 1986. A team of French and American craftsmen repaired and replaced bad rivets and her corroded iron ribs with stainless steel while strengthen her incorrectly installed arm. The old flame was replaced with a gold-plated copper flame that is lit by reflection. This new flame can be seen lighting up the harbors shores day and night.


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