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Travel Pics: Statue of Liberty, New York City
Liberty Island is a federally owned island in Upper New York Bay, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty.
The copper statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, and built by Gustave Eiffel.
A gift to the United States from the people of France, the colossal neoclassical sculpture was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
The statue is of a robed female figure bearing a torch and a a tablet evoking the law upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence; July 4, 1776.
Added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984.
Photo by Michel Guntern.
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