The Statue of Liberty in New York

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(Remo) Hi Folks Today, we would like to tell you something about the Statue Of Liberty in New York. T he Statue of Liberty National Monument is reached by the Statue of Liberty Ferry that leaves every hour from Battery Park in lower Manhattan. The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor has greeted generations of newcomers to the shores of the United States. Now a National Monument, this world-famous symbol of freedom was presented to the United States by France and was dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorating the alliance of the two nations during the American Revolution. The 152-foot figure, raised on a 150- foot pedestal, is the work of Auguste Bartholdi. It underwent intensive renovation and reopened with a gala celebration on its 100th birthday on July 4, 1986. The torch has been rebuilt and is now open to the public. Visitors can be carried by elevator for the first 10 stories, but must then climb the winding staircases the remainder of the way, about 12 stories. There are 2 museums located in the base of the Statue. The Statue is open daily including holidays 9:30am-5pm. It is recommended that visitors arrive early in the day to purchase tickets in order to avoid long lines. The Ferry operates in conjunction with the Statue`s hours. Tickets for the ferry are 7 for adults, 5 for senior citizens and 3 for children under 17. (Philipp) Historical Notes: C onstruction of the Statue began in France in the year 1875, by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. The final completion date ...

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