Building of the Statue of Liberty in Paris

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  1. LaserT

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    Lady Liberty being built and standing in Paris

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    Lady Liberty's head in a Paris Park

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    Lady Liberty's hand and torch in Paris

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    Liberty being constructed in Paris

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    Lady Liberty's face before being shipped over.

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    Feet and torch after being shipped over

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    Liberty's hand and torch in NYC


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    1. The statue’s full name is Liberty Enlightening the World.


    2. It was a gift from France, given to America in 1886.

    3. The head of the statue was displayed at the World's Fair in Paris in 1878.

    4. The seven spikes on the crown represent the seven oceans and the seven continents of the world, indicating the universal concept of liberty.

    5. 300 different types of hammers were used to create the copper structure.

    6. The statue's face was said to be modelled on the sculptor's mother, Charlotte.


    7. The statue’s original torch was replaced in 1984 by a new copper torch covered in 24k gold leaf.

    8. Although you cannot see Lady Liberty’s feet clearly she is in fact standing among a broken shackle and chains, with her right foot raised, depicting her moving forward away from oppression and slavery.

    9. The statue sustained minor damage in 1916 when German saboteurs set off an explosion during World War One. The torch-bearing arm suffered the most damage, with repair works costing $100,000. The stairs in the torch were then closed to the public for safety reasons, and have remained closed ever since.

    10. Groups in Boston and Philadelphia offered to pay the full cost of the construction of the statue, in return for its relocation. :shocked:






     
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    Nice. I've been in her head.
     
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    Beth related :coffee:


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    'Merica
     
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    Looks like a young Artie Lange

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    When was the last time any nation built such a grand monument? Sure, we build buildings and towers, but when was the last huge monument built solely for artistic purposes?
     
  8. AllAboutHim Ed

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    Amazing history. Hundreds of years later, most shithole countries still couldn't build anything like it.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Hey Special Ed! You see the date of 1878 on there? That was 136 years ago, not "hundreds of years" later!:derp:
     
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    I'm off 60 years, you got me cunt.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    That's not very nice! And take your home movies off of your avatar!
     
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    Sad day :(
     
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    Indeed, but she still stood tall among it.


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    She's been standing there for over a hundred years for many to first see.
     
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    sheet metal workers at their finest
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    ;) You know it.