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BUILDING
 
 
Statue of Liberty [Liberty Enlightening the World]
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DESIGNER
 
 
Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel

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DESCRIPTION
 
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The statue was built in France, on the proposal of the historian Edouard de Laboulaye, and donated to the United States on the occasion of the first centenary of independence.

It was designed by the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi who asked his "master" Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc to design the internal iron structure; in 1879, following the death of Viollet-le-Duc, Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel took over the design of the structure.

The transport of the 350 pieces that make up the statue took place by ship.

The base was built from 1883 to 1884 and the statue was inaugurated on October 28, 1886 by the president of the United States, Grover Cleveland.
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MATERIALS
 
copper, steel

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Isle
Liberty Island
Address
Fort Wood, Liberty Island
 
 
Telephone
+1.212.363.7770
Fax
+1.212.363.8347
Website
E-mail
contactus@ellisisland.org
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Monuments and works of art
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1875    
Realisation
1884
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AWARDS
 
1984
UNESCO World Heritage Site
1976
New York City Landmark
1966
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
1924
U.S. National Monument
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Splash
Directed by
Ron Howard
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1984
Cast
Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dody Goodman
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Planet of the Apes
Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1968
Cast
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison
Building's role
Symbolic
Title
  Saboteur
Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1942
Cast
Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Otto Kruger, Norman Lloyd
Building's role
Appreciable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Grace M. Anderson, "Restoring the Statue of Liberty", Architectural Record 8/1984, july 1984, pp. 128-135
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Sisters in Liberty, New York, Ellis Island Museum of Immigration,11 october 2019 / 26 april 2020
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Statue of Liberty, Paris, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, France, SeineIn 1889 the "Communauté Parisienne des États-Unis d'Amérique" donated France a scale copy of the Statue of Liberty to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution.

The replica was designed by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and is 11.50 meters high.

It was placed in Paris, in the Île aux Cygnes, on the Seine and looks towards New York.
Pio Fedi, Libertà della Poesia, Santa Croce , Firenze, Statue of Liberty, Giovanni Battista Niccolini, Frédéric-Auguste BartholdiFrédéric-Auguste Bartholdi was inspired by the statue of Pio Fedi "Libertà della Poesia (Freedom of Poetry)", placed on the tomb of Giovanni Battista Niccolini in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.
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CLIENT
 
 
Republic of France
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
statue ml. 46,50
basement ml. 27,13
total ml. 92,99
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel
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STAFF
 
Project
Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi
Collaborators
Arch. Richard Morris Hunt [basement - 1877]
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The monument was restored in 1982-86 by "Swanke Hayden Connell Architects"
 
 
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