Statue of Liberty New York
The statue of liberty is located on a small island in the port of New York called Liberty Island, in the South West of Manhattan. The statue of liberty was designed by sculptor Frederick Auguste Bertholdi and engineer Gustave Eiffel in Paris. The statue was a gift for friendship of the French people for the celebration of the centennial of the United States in 1876. The statue of liberty stands 46 meters, represents a woman draped brandishing a torch of the right hand, and is placed on a hotel of granite (stone of Kersanton) on star-shaped ramparts. In his left hand, it takes a tablet on which you can see the date of the independence of the United States: on July 4, 1776. The statue of liberty in New York was fully completed on October 28, 1886 and was designated as a national monument in 1924. The metal frame, hollow, is covered with copper plates riveted. Can be seen at his feet of broken chain symbolizing peace. Can climb inside the statue of liberty, and to the Crown, by a grand staircase of 354 steps. Visits of the statue are unfortunately prohibited from attacks them of September 11, 2001. The statue is still much more impressive when you are at his feet and you look to bottom. Located at the entrance of the port of New York City, she was at the time the first American symbol for emigrants passing by Ellis Island by boat. The statue of liberty, has since become a national emblem of the United States and one of the most universal symbols of freedom and democracy. The boat that will take you to the Statue of liberty in return took at least two hours. All tours include at least a visit to Ellis Island with its Museum of Immigration. Ellis and Liberty Islands are open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry tickets cost $11.50 for adults and $4.50 for children.