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The Statue of Liberty Monument is a symbol of New York and the entire United States of America.
Stands at the entrance of the port on the Hudson River in the center of the bay of Manhattan, on the rocky Liberty Island. The name of the work is Liberty Enlightening the World (Liberty Enligtening the World in English, La Liberté éclairant le monde in French).
It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; consists of a lattice structure steel inner lined with 300 sheets of copper, shaped and riveted together, which rests on a base of granite gray-pink that was long thought to be of Sardinian origin, although recent studies have disproved the origin of the rock from ‘island of La Maddalena, and have traced back to the quarry Stony Creecy in Connecticut.
With its 93 meters high, overlooking the entire bay of New York, it is perfectly visible up to 40 miles away. It represents a woman wearing a long robe and proudly holds in a hand a torch (symbol of eternal fire of freedom), while the other holding a book bearing the date of American Independence Day (July 4, 1776); at the foot there are broken chains (symbol of liberation from the power of despotic ruler) and there is a crown on his head, whose seven points represent the seven seas or the seven continents.
Where is it:
The statue of liberty is located on Liberty Island at the mouth of the harbor on the Hudson River a few hundred meters from Manattan (New York)