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In New York Harbor stands the colossal copper Statue of Liberty, an enduring symbol of freedom, progress, and opportunity in America since its completion and dedication in 1886. Viewed from the balcony of the pedestal, Lady Liberty holds the torch in her right hand 150-feet in the air. Approximately eight feet in diameter, the original torch shone a welcoming light for immigrants arriving to the United States and Ellis Island. Replaced in 1984, the flame of the current torch is covered with gold leaf reflecting the sun by day and spotlights by night.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
New York, NY