This Day in History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York Harbor

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Published on June 17, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

This Day in History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York Harbor

This Day in History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York Harbor June 17, 1885 The gift from France was a commemoration of the American Revolution.

Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, the Statue of Liberty was shipped across the Atlantic in 350 pieces.

It took almost ten years β€” at a cost of more than $5.5 million in today's money β€” for the French to complete.

"Liberty Enlightening the World" was officially dedicated on October 28, 1886.

One of the country's most famous landmarks, Lady Liberty has became synonymous with America as "the land of opportunity."

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