Copies of the Statue of Liberty
The statue of liberty National Monument has stood proudly in New York City for almost 120 years. Hundreds of smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been created worldwide, while original statue of liberty was designed by the French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye in 1865, who in one of his post-dinner conversation stated: "If a monument should rise in the United States, as a memorial to their independence, I should think it only natural if it were built by united effort - a common work of both our nations.”
The second Statue of Liberty is in Paris, France, located close to the Grenelle Bridge, a man-made island in the river Seine. Its tablet bears two dates: "IV JUILLET 1776" like the New York statue, and "XIV JUILLET 1789".
Two 4 ft replicas were created in Cenicero, Spain in 1897, to honor local fighters during the First Carlist War.
There are several copies of statues in UK. One replica dates back to the 1920s and is placed on a pedestal near Liberty Park Halls of Residence on a traffic island, the other copy is located on the stairwell of a bowling alley building in Warrington. There is also a small replica situated at RAF Lakenheath, made from leftover copper from the original ones.
Japan has few copies too. The most popular is The French Statue of Liberty which was erected for only one year in Odaiba, the beach area of Tokyo, in commemoration of "The French year in Japan".
The Brazilian replica is in front of a building built up in 1869 as the seat of Provincial Council, which today is the Museum of Image and Sound of Alagoas. On the opposite side of the museum, there are four metal statues of wild animals, at least one of which is imprinted with the name of the foundry. These castings and the replica all appear to be made of similar material and to be of similar age.
German copy designed by the Dutch artist Gerla Spee is 115ft high and is situated in Soltau, Lower Saxony - Heidepark Soltau theme park on a lake with cruising Mississippi steamboats. German replica is approximately half the size of the original statue of liberty in New York City.