The Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty

Mesaj  Admin la data de Mier Oct 29, 2008 8:37 pm

The Statue of Liberty,which is one of the best-known monuments in the world ,presented to the United States of America in the nineteen century by the people of France.

The French made this gift in memory of the help which France gave the Americans during the war of Independence against the English.
The great statue was designed by the French sculptor,Frederic Bartholday and it took ten years to complete.The statue is made of copper and it is supported by a metal framework which was especially constructed by Gustave Eiffel the enginer who build the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The site chosen for the statue was an island at the entrance of New York Harbour.In 1884 the satue,which was 151 feet high,was erected in Paris.The following year it was taken to pieces and carried to America where it was placed in a large pedestal 151 feet high,so that the stateme is altotether 305 feet high.It weights 255 tons.

In 1885 the stateme was put together again and it was afficially presented to the American people by Barthold.Ever since than,great monument has welcomed the millions of people have past through New York Harbour.
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