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 face of the Statue of Liberty. [Lady Liberty doesn't look happy, maybe she is thinking about all the tired, poor, homeless, wretched refuse her inscription is beckoning.
Lady Liberty, seen her a few times, and she's just as impressive every time! Was moved when I had the chance to go to Ellis Island and find my Great Grandfathers name as he immigrated from Magyar (now known as Hungary) and knowing that he saw her under the same sun, but under a very different light as he arrived in America.
The unboxing of the STATUE OF LIBERTY in 1885. Most people in America don't know that this piece was sent in boxes from France. Also, the designer of the statue was Gustave Eiffel, same person who designed the Eiffel tower. There are some really cool photoes of the statue of liberty when it was first constructed in paris with the old town all around it.