The statue of liberty is a symbolic statue that was gifted to the people of America by the people of France.
The statue has been designed by a French sculptor Augusta Bartholdi, who made a sculptor of a female in robes with broken chains surrounding her to exhibit liberty. The female holds a torch to exhibit that the people of America lead the way.
Bartholdi got the idea from the goddess of freedom Liberates which was worshiped by the ancient Romans.
Bartholdi was initially not sure whether to make the female carry a broken chain but after the end of civil war in USA that would have looked odd so instead he gave the statue a book and placed the chain at her feet which is half hidden due to her robe.
The statue was especially designed to showcase that people from every part of the world are free to live in America, a welcoming signal for immigrants arriving from abroad.
The statue is not actually a gift to American people as most of the funding for the project was made by American them and was led by none other than the American news magnate and introducer of Yellow journalism, Joseph Pulitzer.
The present site of the American Statue of Liberty is today known as a heritage site since 1984.
As in 1984 major restoration of the Statue of Liberty project was carried out because of its deterioration and the statue was closed for a period of two years.
Even today many parts of the statue are not open to public and only a selected few can visit those parts.
Many renovations have been made to the Statue of Liberty including installation of lifts, addition of staircase and more.