• John Park (Grade 4) Gangnam Branch

The Statue of Liberty

What famous monuments do you know about? The Leaning Tower of Pisa? The Eiffel Tower, maybe? I believe that the most famous monument might be the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty’s height is 46m, but when we combine its pedestal, it’s 93.5m. It weighs 225 tons, and is made of bronze. In addition, its index finger is 2.44m! Now, you can imagine how big it is. The Statue of Liberty is holding a torch in its right hand, and holding the Declaration of Independence in its left hand. It wears a crown, and the crown has seven horns. The horns symbolize that freedom is widespread in seven seas and seven states around the world. The Statue of Liberty, which holds a torch for immigrants who had immigrated to America, is a symbol of freedom and hope.

The Statue of Liberty is actually the work of a France architect, Frederic Auguste Batholdi. He started making it in 1875, and completed it in the same year. The statue stayed at Paris, France for a short period of time, and was carried to the U.S.A in 1885, and it was built at its present position in 1886. Now you may wonder, “Why did the France architect make the Statue of Liberty?” The answer is, it was a present from France to celebrate the U.S.A.’s independence. This statue looks like a sculpture on the outside, but it also has a function of a building, including stairs, elevators, café, observatory, etc.

The architect, who built the Statue of Liberty, designed the statue based on his mother. Gustave Eiffel, who was also the designer of Eiffel Tower, designed the interior steel structure of the Statue of Liberty. Gustave Eiffel was also in charge of disassembling and assembling the Statue of Liberty to move to the USA. The pedestal of the statue was designed by Richard Hunt, an architect. In addition, it was registered as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog. If you became curious about the Statue of Liberty, or want to visit and see the statue, then I have succeeded. This blog might be incorrect or lacking in information. But, I did a lot of research and poured a lot of effort on it. Thank you for reading my essay!

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