Statue of Liberty - New York City


The Statue of Liberty is a national monument and located in New York Harbor, on Liberty Island. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is symbol of political freedom and democracy.

It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. It is made of copper and the internal structure is comprised of cast iron and stainless steel. The Statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

Today, Liberty Island is home to a scenic park, an innovative museum and the iconic Lady Liberty, a symbol of promise and possibility.


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Statue of Liberty






Liberty Island and the Port of NYC.

Credit: Tagger Yancey IV / NYC & Company.


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Times Square


Wall Street


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Bridges NYC


Stairs to the crown inside the Statue.


Theater NYC


Empire State Building



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Statue of Liberty Torch

The Statue of Liberty's torch was on display on the northwest corner of Madison Square from 1877 to 1882, during the campaign to raise funds for the base of the statue.




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Bethesda Fountain


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Inside the crown of Statue of Liberty.



Liberty Island



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Liberty Island and its colossal statue by 1905 (Detroit Photographic Co.).

In 1865, Frenchman Édouard de Laboulaye proposed a monumental gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. He moved by the ideals of liberty and freedom in America. French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi began conceptualizing the colossal structure that would be known as Liberty Enlightening the World. The tablet, inscribed July 4, 1776, refers to the independence of British colonies in America. The end of slavery is symbolized by a broken shackle and chains at the Statue’s foot.