The Statue of Liberty stands on a small island in the middle of the port of New York City. Designed by sculptor Auguste Bertholdi Frederick, was a gift of international friendship from the people of France, commemorating the centenary of American independence in 1876. The monument is 151-feet (46-meter) tall and is built on a pedestal of granite on the walls of a star-shaped junction. Was recently completed and dedicated on October 28, 1886. On October 15, 1924 was designated a National Monument. The idea that the French Republic made a gift to the American people came up with the sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi one summer night in 1865, while dining at the home of a historian francés.Seis years later, during a trip to New York, Bartholdi, who was then 37 years had discovered the perfect location for the statue Bedloe Island in Upper New York Bay, a place visible to all ships that came to face election puerto.La the statue was a lot of trouble to Bartholdi, who finally decided to give it the stern features of his mother, a fanatical Protestant who was mad at his son, literally, by forbidding to marry the woman he wanted: a judía.Otro problem was finding the right materials to build a statue to withstand the elements and, in turn, outside light to transport by sea, and was inspired by the Colossus of Rhodes, which was hollow, covered in bronze, he used thin sheets of copper.