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Statue of Liberty celebrate 130th Anniversary of its arrival in NY

20150424_c9_statua130 years ago Today, the Statue of Liberty was delivered from France to the United States. Symbol of the of liberty, the statue is one of the most famous and photographed monuments in the world that welcomes millions of tourists every year. It was delivered in separate pieces shipped through 200 containers and then assembled directly at Liberty Island, in Manhattan Bay. It was inaugurate on October 28, 1886 and its construction took place in the Gaget Gauthier laboratories in Paris, designed by the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. A little curiosity is that the Statue of Liberty has a height of only 93 meters and it’s shorter than St. Peter’s Basilica.

 

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