Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day 55, Statue of Liberty, etc, NYC, USA

We are now going to head for Lower Manhattan........oh, there is the United Nations Building!

And there is the Financial District.....Oh, Amit is so very excited to see Wall Street since several major U.S. stock and other exchanges remain headquartered on Wall Street and in the Financial District, including the NASDAQ, AMEX, NYMEX, and NYBOT.

There is the NYSE!

Wall Street is also shorthand (or a metonym) for the "influential financial interests of the American financial industry, which is centered in the New York City area.

And finally there she is .....standing at the entrance to New York harbor,the 151-foot statue of a woman holding a book and a torch on-high.

"Liberty Enlightening the World"was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary of American independence.

The Statue of Liberty.

Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi created the statue first in Paris, using the repoussé technique of hammering copper sheets over large wooden forms. These shaped copper sheets were attached to each other over a cast iron framework designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. It was disassembled and shipped to the United States in 214 crates in 1885. Some of the money to erect the statue was contributed by American school children.

julie was right, this is defintely an immense and impressive symbol of human liberty!

It was certainly that for millions of immigrants who came to America in the 19th century seeking freedom and fulfillment of their dreams.

The iconic Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous structures in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and she lives on Liberty Island in New York harbor overlooking the'city that never sleeps

There are 354 steps inside the statue and its pedestal, with 25 windows in the crown which comprise the jewels beneath the seven rays of the diadem.

The tablet which the statue holds in her left hand reads, in Roman numerals, "July 4, 1776" the day of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

The Statue of Liberty was engineered to withstand heavy winds. Winds of 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) cause the Statue to sway 3 inches (76 mm) and the torch to sway 5 inches (130 mm). This allows the Statue to move rather than break in high wind load conditions.

Whatever you've seen in the movies, on TV, or in stories you've heard -they're all true and to truly understand this town you must travel to New York and experience it for yourself.....and now we are going back to Brooklyn....there is Brooklyn Bridge... that we can "dress up" for the theatre.......

thanks so much for your hospitality have been the perfect hostess.

This City is So Nice, They Named It Twice!
The Granddaddy of 'Em All!
The City that Never Sleeps!
If You Can Make it Here, You Can Make it Anywhere!
The Big Apple!

NEW YORK CITY is everything we ever thought it would be and so much MORE!

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