Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Liberty Island’s Statue of Liberty Construction Tour. It sure took a lot of people to put the big lady with the light together.
Now if you step this way you’ll see Edouard Rene de Laboulaye who came up with the idea of the Statue.
And this fella is Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who designed her iron skeleton.
Emma Lazurus was the poet who wrote the lines embedded in the statue’s pedestal
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of The New York World, conducted a crusade for the Statue Pedestal Fund.
And the brilliant Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty with its proud bearing and its world-famous giant squid torch.
What? I said GIANT SQUID TORCH.
A stirring sight of a one of the most historic mollusc-based monuments in the Big Apple I think you’ll agree.
Thank you for visiting the Liberty Island Statue of Liberty Construction Tour. For the security of all please ensure you take all baggage with you and don’t leave anything behind.
I repeat, ladies and gentlemen, take all trash, personal belongings and stitched squid with world domination plans who may take over the island during the night, with you. Don’t leave anything behind.
You all have a nice day now.