Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is well known around the world as an icon of freedom and opportunity in America.
The sculpture was to be a gift from the French to the Americans in recognition of their friendship – which was established during the American Revolution.
At the time, the design and construction of the Statue was hailed as a bridge between art and engineering.
The Statue Of Liberty is a robed female figure which represents the Roman goddess of freedom Libertas.
She holds a torch and a legal tablet inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
At her feet lies a broken chain.
The statue stands on a stone pedestal, designed by American architect Richard Morris Hunt.
The Statue was placed on Liberty Island as it would be visible to every ship which was passing into the New York Harbour.

Museum of Socialism, India

The museum is designed as a gateway to the Jayaprakash Narayan International Convention Centre – still under construction on the next plot – and a huge arched cut-out in the volume’s flank will later frame a view of the centre.