A visit of a lifetime.
An experience that will linger forever.
She is not only iconic. She is quintessential.
The embodiment of burning desire for freedom, liberty and especially friendship among nations.
I dare say she is the most American we know of and contrary to popular belief. Yes… she is actually an Immigrant herself. A Mademoiselle.
She was given as a gift from the French people (not by the government) and was built in France. Marking the centennial celebration and a gesture of colossal friendship between the two great nations. She was then reassembled from pieces once her ship docked and her pedestal ready in New York.
Her name was originally “Liberty Enlightening the World”.
You can say she is a cousin of the Eiffel Tower. She was designed by the French Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. Continue Reading