Tourist Attraction in New York: The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of New York and of all the United States of America, one of the most important monuments in the world. It lies at the harbor entrance on the Hudson River, in the center of Manhattan Bay, on the rocky island of Liberty. The name of the work is The Liberty that illuminates Liberty Enlightening the World in English, Liberté éclairant monde in French. It was designed by the French Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; the statue is composed of an inner steel reticular structure and externally lined with 300 molded and riveted copper sheets resting on a gray granite base that has long been thought to be sardonic since recent research has denied the island's rock origin Maddalena and goes back to Stony Creecy's quarry in Connecticut. With its ninety-foot-high base, including the base, which dominates the entire bay of Manhattan in New York, it is perfectly visible up to forty miles away. It represents a woman who wears a long cloak and holds fiercely in her right hand a symbol of the torch of the eternal fire of freedom, while in the other it contains a book that brings the date of American independence day on the feet there are chains broken symbol of the liberation of power of the despotic ruler and in the head there is a crown, whose seven points represent the seven seas or the seven continents. The statue, which in turn is inspired by different historical models, such as the Egyptian goddess Isis, or other figures, such as the Semiramis Axis of Babylon, represents the goddess Ragione, whose lantern symbolizes Masonic knowledge. In a conversation at home in Versailles, intellectual Edouard Laboulaye, a fervent advocate of the Union in the American Civil War, said: "If a monument comes to the United States as a reminder of its independence, I have to believe that it is natural to realize this with common efforts - a common work of our two nations in France and America. " Laboulaye's comment was obviously not a proposition, but it inspired a young French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi was interested in this project by one of his former teachers, the French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who designed a brick stand for the statue to which the liner would be anchored. However, Le Duc died immediately afterwards leaving no instructions on how to connect the stand and the cladding. The implementation of the support was then entrusted to Gustave Eiffel (the creator of the tower of the same name), who abandoned the idea of brick structure, opting for a beam similar to a column.