She crossed the Atlantic to become a symbol of the Americans. The Statue of Liberty is 135 years old – World – News


The New York Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous statues in the world and is one of the symbols of the United States. It will be 135 years since its unveiling on October 28.

More than a year after this gift from the French to the American people arrived in the United States, it was unveiled on October 28, 1886 by the American president. Grover Cleveland. The Americans received it ten years later on the centenary of the founding of their state, which fell to 1876.

The monument was completed only thanks to the joint efforts of the French and Americans – on both sides of the Atlantic, money for its construction was also obtained from public collections, benefit concerts, auctions and lotteries.

Monumental work of a sculptor Frédérika Augusta Bartholdiho, on which its creator has worked for more than 21 years, is a figure of more than 46 meters tall woman with a radial headdress and a torch.

Back in 1878, the head of the statue was exhibited at the World’s Fair in Paris. In 1885, the statue, broken down into 350 pieces in 214 boxes, traveled on the Isere’s transport ship through the turbulent Atlantic Ocean to New York. It took four months to reassemble.

Today, the statue is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the USA. In the first years, however, a completely practical use was found for her. The five-meter torch of the statue, which, even with a 47-meter-high pedestal, dominates Liberty Island (Liberty Island, until 1956 Bedloe’s Island) at the entrance to New York Harbor, served as a lighthouse.

A replica of the torch is now in place, the original has been stored in the pedestal of the famous monument since 1984 and transported to a museum in 2018, which was built on an island near the statue.


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