Statue of Liberty. Built in France with thousands of individual donations and sent divided into 350 parts packed in 214 crates. In the main hall, is the original torch was replaced in 1986 by a new gold-plated. The statue was designed by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi to, in his words, "glorify the Republic and freedom there, waiting to find here some day" and spikes of her crown symbolize the seven seas. Access to Liberty Island where the statue was banned after 11-S to 2004 and access to the crown until 2009. "Liberty Enlightening the World" (Liberty ENLIGHTENING the World), known as the Statue of Liberty (Statue of Liberty in English, Statue de la Liberté in French), is one of the most famous New York State U.S. and worldwide. It is located on Liberty Island south of the island of Manhattan, near the mouth of the Hudson River near Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the Americans in 1886 to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and as a sign of friendship between the two nations. It was inaugurated on October 28, 1886 in the presence of U.S. President at the time, Grover Cleveland. The statue is the work of French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and the internal structure was designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel. [2] The French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, was responsible for the choice of the brass used for the construction of the statue . On October 15, 1924, the statue was declared a National Monument and the United States October 15, 1965 Ellis Island was added. Since 1984 is considered World Heritage by UNESCO.