What is the official name of the Statue of Liberty?
Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye first proposed the idea of a monument for the United States in 1865. Ten years later sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The Statue was named “Liberty Enlightening the World” and was a joint effort between America and France.
It was agreed that the American people were to build the pedestal, and the French people were responsible for the Statue and its assembly here in the United States.
Liberty Enlightening the World
Answer: The copper statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, and was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. According to designer Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the sculpture’s true title is “Liberty Enlightening the World.” The statue arrived from France in 350 pieces, packed into 214 crates aboard an ocean liner. The statue was reassembled on her new pedestal in four months’ time. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) 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 Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.