The Statue of Liberty (or Liberty Enlightening the World) is a famous American monument of freedom.
The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by France in 1886. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, this copper-clad statue commemorates the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The statue is of a robed woman holding a torch, and is made of a sheeting of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes.) The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.
Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States and was, from 1886 until the jet age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.
A year before the events of Deus Ex, a bombing decapitated the statue. The head was preserved in a secondary monument near the base of the statue, while the original torch can be seen in the lobby, where it was placed after the statue's extensive renovation in 1986 . The French "terrorist" group Silhouette is blamed for the bombing; however, near the end of his career with UNATCO, JC Denton discovers that it was in fact UNATCO who bombed the Statue. JC Denton/Helios uses Nanoformers to rebuild the Statue of Liberty after being revived.