The Statue of Liberty

2013-04-29 10:01

The Statue of Liberty, officially named the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, sits on the 12-acre Liberty Island in New York Harbour. This national monument, along with Ellis Island, has represented freedom from tyranny, financial hardship and suffering for many immigrants since the late 1800s (Source: Official website) 

USA Today explains that ‘The Statue of Liberty is not only a national monument; it serves as a reservoir of the statue’s history. The pedestal contains a lobby, exhibits on the first and second floors and a 10th-floor observatory. Located on the first floor, the Torch Exhibit features the original 1886 torch. The second floor’s exhibits, including Mother of Exiles, Becoming the Statue of America and The Statue in Popular Culture, consist of photos, prints, artefacts and oral histories. The second-floor balcony overlooks the torch exhibit and provides diagrams, photos and historic details. The Statue of Liberty was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural and architectural significance.’

The word Lucifer means ‘light-bearer or light bringer.’ 

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