“One is never cured of a yearning for freedom.” ~Édouard René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye.

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Laboulaye can be thanked for the conceptualizing the Statue of Liberty. He was a Frenchman who strongly stood for freedom and admired the United States constitution. In 1865 he proposed that the monument be erected in New York Harbor, a gift from the French citizens to the United States people. A sister Lady Liberty statue would find a home in Luxemoburg Gardens, Paris, France. Though many miles apart the sister statues were constructed to face each other.

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Statue Of Liberty 21″ High

Although, Laboulaye devised the concept it was Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who ultimately designed the Statue of Liberty as we know it. Lady Liberty is a portrayal of Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. Her hands strongly clutch a torch and a tablet evoking the law. At her feet you will notice broken chains. All of these aspects are symbolic of freedom and justice.

Like Aboulaye so eloquently put, freedom is never yearned for less. There is no other statue as symbolic for liberty and justice for all than that of the statue of liberty. The fact that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the United States shows brotherhood between nations and illustrates the human need for freedom.

We are so proud to include these sculptures within our galleries because we so strongly believe in the message and symbolism behind the Statue of Liberty. We are also proud of our other patriotic statues and sculptures such as Armed Forces Military Branches Sculptures Set of FiveWar Memorial Battle Cross Boots Gun Helmet Statue and Nurse and Sailor Inspired by Wold War II Sculpture.

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Statue of Liberty

American’s most iconic statue has been quite lonely since it was closed for a face lift in October of 2011. A day after it’s opening, October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy spread her wrath over the East Coast preventing her from visitors once again. The Statue of Liberty was spared direct damage but Liberty Island was not so lucky. An estimated $59 million worth of damage was done to her habitat. Flooding encompassed 75 percent of the island, destroying Lady Liberty’s electrical and communication systems. Visitors have since been forced to admire her beauty from afar while the damage is being repaired. To make matters worse, between the fiscal cliff and budget cuts caused by the sequester it was not looking good for the reopening of Lady Liberty.

However, there is good news! Despite all of the chaos, the National Park Service has announced the national monument will reopen on July 4th, 2013.  We at Statue.com cannot think of a better way to celebrate the nation’s birthday. We have many Statue of Liberty replicas in our inventory to add spice to your own celebration. We even have a Statue of Liberty Snowman if you need a little cool on the upcoming hot days. 

Tell us: Have you visited our Lady of Liberty? What did you take away from the experience? 

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  • ImageStatue of Liberty was formally known as Liberty Enlightening the World, and more commonly known as, Lady Liberty. This sculptural structure located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, presented to the United States on the centennial of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence which was a gift from France. It was designed by Frederic Bartholdi and its green coloring from patination of the outer copper covering that had turned this color over time due to the elements. The statue is world-renowned for being the first thing sea-borne visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans see upon entering New York Harbor and has been known as a beacon of freedom to much of the world.My mother and father came from Italy on a cruise liner in the 1950, and my mother always said she knew she had made it to American when she saw the Statue of Liberty. It took two weeks for them to arrive in American. They came with two trunks and a few dollars in their pockets. My father was going into the statuary business with my uncle. So they pass the Statue of Liberty and arrived in New York. On their arrival they hand never seen slush on the ground as they caught a cab to the train station. My mother says she had never seen such bad weather and she only was wearing sandals as they arrived. But she recalls the Statue of Liberty as she made it to America. What a way for a family arriving in New York as statue makers and now see this larger than life statue in front of them. Boy they must had thought America loves statues. Our family is third generation statue makers and we continue on with this tradition.The interior of the Statue is closed for renovation through at least the end of 2012. Both Liberty Island and Ellis Island will remain open, and views of the Statue of Liberty will remain unobstructed. Only the interior of the Statue is closed so you can still take ferry rides to the sculpture. Cost of this renovation that will cost about $27.25 million, wow I wish we could have done this renovation. I not sure what they need to do but that is costly renovation of the statue. I have been there twice but never made it up the statue. The wait was to long, but I enjoyed the view when we visited the Statue.Fact about the statue of liberty Height of the Statue from her heel to the top of her head is 111 feet, 6 inches tall. Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches tall. There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds, wow that has to be one heavy statue which is 450,000 pounds. During a restoration completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k gold. Wow maybe that is why the renovation cost so much today.

    The Statue of Liberty may be an American treasure as it stands proud in New York’s harbor and now she will shine brighter with here new face lift and renovations of this historical sculpture. Although I think it can be done cheaper. Visit us at http://www.Statue.com for repair of statues and sculptures. We have been doing these kinds of repairs for generations and are proud to be a part of the statuary business. We also have life-sized statues and sculptural figurines of the Lady Liberty.

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    Statue of Liberty getting a face lift.