18 Wonders of the World

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The Statue is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess who bears a torch and a tabula ansata, a tablet envoking the law, upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The Statue is an icon of freedom of the United States and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.


NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: A falcon sits perched atop the Statue of Liberty which, remains closed to the public six weeks after Hurricane Sandy on December 13, 2012 in New York City. The storm caused extensive damage to National Park Service facilities on Liberty Island, although the statue itself remained unscathed. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar toured the island Thursday while visiting the area to see damage caused by the storm. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)