The Statue of Liberty

"Lady Liberty"

When you first enter the New York Harbor one of the first things you see is The Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most beautiful and cherished monuments in The United States. As a symbol of enlightenment "Lady Liberty's" history, significant beauty, and aesthetic value have changed New York and everything around it.


In 1865 a Frenchman named Edouard de Laboulaye first gave the idea of The Statue of Liberty to the United States, and then ten years later it was finally given the name "Liberty Enlightening the World." One of agreements was that The United States had to build the pedestal and The French had to assemble the statue. The Americans and The French had a very challenging time raising money to build the monument. The French soon had Alexandre Gustave Eiffel the designer of the Eiffel Tower construct the skeleton framework of the monument allowing it to move on it's own but stay standinding.

Significant Beauty

It welcomed thousands of immigrants a day with one of the best things anyone could ask for, freedom. France gave America the Statue of Liberty as a thank you for helping them obtain their independence, and as a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's independence. Not only was it a beautiful copper brown but it was a very thoughtful way of saying thank you. Standing at 305' it is the most beautiful and powerful monuments in the United States.

Aesthetic Value

This towering monument was sent by the French in 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates. On October 28, 1886, four months later the statue was finally put on her pedestal, and has stayed there to this day.


With a beautiful torch enlightening everyone who enters the New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty has been a wonderful aspect and an amazing gift from the French. After 130 years Lady Liberty still has the same touching and wonderful meaning. Therefore, The Statue of Liberty's history, significant beauty, and aesthetic value will always remain the same.