The famous Statue of Liberty ( « Liberty Enlightening the World ») was a gift from France to the United States as a token of friendship between the two countries, and in commemoration of the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776 ). The work of art, conducted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), the support of Viollet Le Duc and Gustave Eiffel for the design of the steel structure was inaugurated in October 28, 1886 at Bedo’s Island, near New York.
But if the city of New York has the great statue … Paris in several states in different parts of the capital:
For example, to build the statue of 46 meters, we used a model in 1/16th scale, exhibited at the Museum of CNAM (292, rue St Martin, PARIS).
There is another statue of Liberty, donated by Bartholdi, located in the Luxembourg Gardens.
To celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, the U.S. offer in 1889, the statue of the Pont de Grenelle. Located opposite the house of the radio, in Paris, on the Isle of Swans (l’ile aux Cygnes), turned to his donor. This is the exact replica of Bartholdi’s work, scale 1 / 4.