United States can not be separated from a national icon that became a symbol of freedom in that country is the Statue of Liberty. This statue is very well known all over the world. In this context, the United States succeeded in popularizing icon of the country. Statue of Liberty, which serve as a lightening of the world, or in French was called by La Liberte eclairant le monde, a neo-classical statue which is located in New York Harbor, Manhattan, USA.
Interesting that the statue of liberty was designed not by Americans, but by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi is a French citizen. After the making of the statue, the French then dedicate the statue to the American who became a sign of friendship of the two countries. Statue of Liberty in the form of statues of robed women who manifests Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Freedom. The statue looks brandishing torches and Ansata tabula as a sign of the resurrection of the law.
At the bottom of the statue there is a description of the date of the declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Inevitably, if the statue is an important icon of American nationality that signifies liberation from all forms of colonialism. The Statue of Liberty as well as a symbol greeter arrival of immigrants from abroad. It appears in the books of American travel guides always make the Statue of Liberty as a superior tourist icon.
So, what actually Bartholdi makes this statue? Turns out he was inspired by a French law professor who is also a politician Eduard Rene de Laboulaye that any monument intended to commemorate moments of American independence would be a joint project between the United States and France. As a professor and senior politicians were also very familiar with the conditions of international politics, special representative of what happened in the United States, the processor strongly supports termination of slavery that nature is contrary to human rights.
The statue itself was built in France. When the process is finished, the statue is carried in a coffin to be brought to America. Complete assembly of this statue made in Bedloe Island. Finally, Americans have a symbol of liberation that is very enlightening and motivating many circles. The dedication ceremony and the opening of the statue environment was conducted by President Grover Cleveland. This Statue of Liberty was then administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901. Furthermore, management is delegated to the United States War Department. And since 1933 that manages this statue is the National Park Service.
After standing for decades, every day under heat and rain, dust and wind beach, making this statue situation is more dire. In 1938 the authorities decided to close temporarily this statue out of reach of the public to be renovated. 40 years later the statue was restored on a large scale because the condition is alarming. Closure of the statue occurred from 1984 to 1986. And when the human tragedy occurred in 2001, automatically for safety and security reasons, the statue was closed back in a long time.
This statue was reopened in 2004, and even then with a limited number of visitors who will ascend to the crown. In 2012, the Statue of Liberty was closed again to be improved despite the small island where the statue is still open to tourists. Unfortunately, the opening of the island lasted only a single day because of violent storms in which the Americans call with Hurricane Sandy. Of course, very dangerous to be on the small island when a terrifying storm that destroyed everything in its path.
This statue is located on a small island not how far from the center of New York, in the south of Ellis Island is also famous among tourists. The tourists who want to visit the statue is not charged except for those who want to climb to the crown of the statue. Tourists are only required to pay the cost of transportation by ferry which specifically serve the transportation to the island where the statue is located. Circle Line is a company which previously granted the authority to serve the activities of tourists who want to visit this statue. But in 2007, other private companies replace the Circle Line. Statue Cruises is a ferry service to the Statue of Liberty, which replaces the Circle Line.
Do not be surprised if safety standards are so high. Every tourist examined very closely, such as checking the immigration officer at the airport. Every day, visitors are allowed to enter up to the crown only a maximum of 240 people.