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Liberty Statue of statue on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay commanding the entrance to New York City Liberty Island c10 acres 4 hectares formerly Bedloes Island renamed in 1956 was the former site of a quarantine station and harbor fortifications The statue originally known as Liberty Enlightening the World was proposed by the French historian Edouard Laboulaye in 1865 to commemorate the alliance of France with the American colonies during the American Revolution and according to scholars was originally intended as an antimonarchy and antislavery symbol Funds were raised by the Franco-American Union est 1875 and the statue was designed by the French sculptor F A Bartholdi in the form of a woman with an uplifted arm holding a torch Believed to be the tallest metal statue ever made 152 ft 46 m in height it was constructed of copper sheets using Bartholdis 9-ft 27-m model It was shipped to New York City in 1885 assembled and dedicated in 1886 The base of the statue is an 11-pointed star part of old Fort Wood a 150-ft 45-m pedestal built through American funding is made of concrete faced with granite On it is a tablet affixed in 1903 inscribed with The New Colossus the famous sonnet of Emma Lazarus welcoming immigrants to the United States By the early 20th cent this greeting to the arriving stranger had become the statues primary symbolic message Broadening in its meaning the statue became a symbol of America during World War I and a ubiquitous democratic symbol during World War II An elevator runs to the top of the pedestal and steps within the statue lead to the crown These were refurbished along with the rest of the statue for its centennial celebration in 1986 The Statue of Liberty became a national monument in 1924 In 1965 Ellis Island the entrance point of millions of immigrants to the United States was added to the monument
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