Write a paragraph about ‘The Statue of Liberty’. Your paragraph 57 should include the answers to the following questions.
a) Where is the statue of liberty situated?
b) Who designed and built it?
c) How does it look?
d) What is the significance of this statue?
e) What are the height and weight of this statue?
f) Who governs the statue now?
g) What does it symbolize?
The Statue of liberty
The statue of ‘Liberty Enlightening The World’ was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States. It is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. It is situated on Liberty Island in New York harbor. ‘Frederich Auguste Bartholdi’ who was a French sculptor designed this copper statue and Gustavo Eiffel built it. It was dedicated on
October 28, 1886. The statue is a robed female figure who bears a torch in her right hand and a book in her left hand upon which is inscribed the date of the ‘American declaration of Independence’ July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The broken chain symbolizes the overthrow of tyranny. Its height from base to torch is 151 feet and 1 inch (940 meters) and from the pedestal to the torch is 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters). The weight of the statue is 254 tons. Now it’s governed by US National park service. The statue is an icon of freedom and a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.