Sculpture Garden

Visitors take advantage of the shade provided by London plane tree, resting on the stone walls that provide perfect seating.
Sculpture Garden on Liberty Island.

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The Sculpture Garden brings to life some of the most important people involved in the creation and construction of the Statue of Liberty and its pedestal. View the statues of Edouard de Laboulaye, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, Joseph Pulitzer, and Emma Lazrus.


Edouard de Laboulaye -In 1865, Laboulaye proposed the idea of a monument for the United States representing the ideals of freedom and democracy.


Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi - The French artist and sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, officially entitled Liberty Enlightening the World.


Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel - The architect and engineer who replaced Viollet-le-Duc to design the Statue's internal support system.


Joseph Pulitzer - Using his newspaper to urge the American public to donate, he helped to raise funds for the Pedestal.


Emma Lazarus - The poet who wrote "The New Colossus" to help raise money for the Pedestal's construction.

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Last updated: November 7, 2021