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Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island, New York
2007-11-15
Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté), is a large statue that was presented to the United States by France in 1886. It stands at Liberty Island, New York in New York Harbor as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans. The copper patina-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the United States and is a gesture of friendship from France to America. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue and obtained a U.S. patent useful for raising construction funds through the sale of miniatures. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower) engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the repoussé technique.
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The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel - Walnut St & S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Times Square - New York, New York
The Bermuda Triangle - Western Atlantic Ocean
United Nations Plaza, New York NY - United Nations
Vatican City - State of the Vatican City
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch - 5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Los Olivos, CA
Hoover Dam - Colorado River - Arizona & Nevada Border
Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island, New York
Space Needle - Seattle Washington
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington DC
The Loch Ness Monster - Loch Ness, Scotland
Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Florida
Stonehenge - Wiltshire County, England
McDonald's Hamburger University - 2815 Jorie Boulevard Oak Brook, Illinois
The Playboy Mansion - 10236 Charing Cross Rd., Holmby Hills Ca
London Eye (Millennium Wheel) - London England
Tian Tan Buddha - Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong