The Statue Of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York City, USA. The copper statue, designed by a French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue, 93m (306ft) high from the ground to torch, is of a robed female figure bearing a torch, represnting Libertas, the Roman goddess, a symbol of freedom. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and is a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.