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Landmarks Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty was designed by French sculptor Frdric-Auguste Bartholdi and completed in July 1884 The statue commemorates the alliance between the United States and France during the American Revolution from 1775 to 1783 and was funded through the donations of the French people On the 4th of July in 1884 the 225-ton Statue of Liberty was delivered to the American Ambassador in Paris When the Statue of Liberty was finally ready to be shipped to the United States problems across the Atlantic emerged because it was so massive On June 17 1886 the statue arrived in New York Harbor and was officially installed on a massive monument The Statue of Liberty was declared a national monument in 1924 The complete Statue of Liberty national monument also includes Ellis Island and both Liberty Island and Ellis Island lie in Upper New York Bay The reason why this statue is so significant to America is because it symbolizes freedom from Britain during the revolution Empire State Building The building of the Empire State building was from 1929 to 1931during the great depression Walter Chrysler Chrysler Corp and John Jacob Raskab GM Corp were both competing for the rights to the tallest building in the world The Empire State building was the tallest standing building for over 40 years 1931 to 1971 The 102-foot skyscraper cost 40000000 dollars to build and provided 7 million hours of work 3500 men would work per day and amazingly only seven people were killed over the construction During the depression the Empire State building gave a new hope to New York The final product symbolizes how America tried to get out of the depression by making New York special Ellis Island From 1892 to 1954 over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island a small island in New York Harbor Before being designated as the site
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