The Statue Of Liberty, a national monument, is a gift by the French to the American people, in 1896, to commemorate the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution.
The sculpture, which stands at 93 meters above the upper New York bay, gets its name from the Roman goddess, Libertas, meaning Freedom.
The statue, now recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, has come to represents the United States of America, the most powerful country in the world.
The statue’s seven spikes represent the seven oceans and continents of the world, emphasizing her message of welcome, inclusiveness, and freedom.
The Statue is said to withstand 600 lightning strikes every year. And the same engineer, Gustave Eiffel, who built the Eiffel Tower also contributed to building the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue offers interesting fun activities, including taking a ride up to her crown to enjoy the view of the city of New York. Access to the statue is via ferry.