disaster movie would be complete without
a long slow scene where the Statue of
Liberty gets smashed into a billion pieces?
Maybe it’s an alien invasion that’s
trying to take over earth (by invading
America first apparently) or maybe its
nature trying to get rid of New York.
These scenes feature prominently in the
American psyche because the Statue of
Liberty has slowly become a symbol of
“everything that America stands
for.” If the truth is told the Statue
of Liberty is a fine example of sculpture
on a massive scale, if you can separate
it from the symbolism that pop culture
has assigned to “her” massive
The Statue of Liberty was finished in
1884, and installed in 1886. The statue
took eight years to design, fund, and
develop. The statue’s “skin”
is made of copper, and over time it has
turned the familiar shade of green. If
one is allowed one can climb around inside,
with observation decks in the crown and
around the edge of the torch. Over the
years the Statue of Liberty has needed
a lot of repairs, but by the time modernity
had set in the Statue was such a symbol
of “the Lighthouse of Liberty”
that none refused her an annual check-up.
people do no know that the Statue of Liberty
was designed and constructed in France.
Yes, she’s French. The man who was
given the task of creating the “biggest
toga in the world” was none other
than Gustav Eiffel, the man responsible
for the Eiffel Tower in Paris. She was
to commemorate the American Declaration
of Independence. Both countries cooperated
and bonded with the making of this statue,
which would serve them well during World
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