~ Liberty Enlightening the World - The Statue of Liberty ~ Happy July 4th!
In 1875, fabrication of the copper and steel Statue of Liberty Construction in Paris was begun in Paris France. Ten years later, in 1885, the 46 meters [151 feet 1 inch] high statue was completed. It weighed 225 tons upon completion. This same year, the completed statue was disassembled and shipped to New York.
unpacking the Statue of Liberty, 1885 - see these six galleries of interesting historical photos: Part 1: http://imgur.com/gallery/SJdoT Part 2: http://imgur.com/gallery/1v3so Part 3: http://imgur.com/gallery/IKApr Part 4: http://imgur.com/gallery/rJhag Part 5: http://imgur.com/gallery/aA5E7 Part 6: http://imgur.com/gallery/inhwo