The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City in the United

States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frederic

Auguste Bartholdi and its metal outline was made by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.The statue is a figure of

Liberta, an ordained Roman freedom goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and a tabula anasata in her left hand,

inscribed July IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals), the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken handcuff and

chain lie at his feet, moving to commemorate the recent national abolition of slavery. After its dedication, the statue became a

symbol of freedom and the United States, seen as a symbol of welcoming seafaring immigrants. Bartholdi was inspired by a French law

professor and statesman,douard René de Laboulle, who is said to have remarked in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence

would properly be a joint project of the French and American people. Will be The Franco-Prussian War delayed progress until 1875,

when Laboulle proposed that the French finance statue and the U.S.Provide site and manufacture of pedestal. Bartholdi completed the head and

torched arm before the statue was completely designed, and these pieces were displayed for publicity at international exhibitions.