When Did The Statue Of Liberty Arrive In New York Harbor? Google Logo Marks Its 130th Anniversary
Designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Lady Liberty was packed in 214 crates for its journey from France to the U.S.
Standing 111-feet and six-inches tall and weighing 225 tons, Lady Liberty was shipped aboard the French warship Isere to America in 350 individual pieces, packaged in 214 crates.
[pullquote]”Today, the Statue of Liberty is more than just a symbol of solidarity. It’s a reminder that all countries thrive on the exchange of ideas and culture.” -Google Doodle Blog[/pullquote]
Originally designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the statue took four months to assemble once it reached our shores. To complete its construction, the U.S. had to raise funds to build the granite pedestal she stands upon.
Google doodler Kevin Laughlin shared these early sketches of the logo on the Google Doodle blog:
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