The structure was dismantled into three hundred and fifty individual pieces and packed in two hundred and fourteen crates for moving it to the Bedloe’s Island, United States, in a French frigate "Isere" on June 15, 1885. Later, Richard Morris Hunt designed the eighty nine foot high pedestal which was positioned on concrete foundation. The complete composition of the statue was released on October 28, 1886, which was declared a holiday during the presidency of Grover Cleveland. Pulitzer again raised funds but this time for the floodlight view of the Statue during the night.
Until 1899, the Statue of Liberty was the tallest and largest sculpture; however later it was overtaken by Saint Paul's Building. The Statue of Liberty boasts of 354 steps to the Crown and 192 steps from the ground to the pedestal. The seven spikes of the crown depict the seven seas - Arctic, Antarctic, North & South Atlantic, North & South Pacific and Indian. The twenty-five windows of the crown signify the natural minerals of the earth. The Toga and Torch represent the Ancient Republic of Rome and Enlightenment respectively and the chains underfoot echo the defeat of slavery.
In October 1924, this piece of artistic work was declared to be a national monument in the United States. In 1956, the Bedloe’s Island was renamed as the Liberty Island. In 1984, the United Nations pronounced the Statue of Liberty to be a World Heritage Site. Celebrating its birthday on July 5, 1986, the monument was open to public after its restoration work to the public during Liberty Weekend. The Statue of Liberty stands as an ultimate example of great engineering skills and desinging abilities. The monument attracts thousands of people every year, including engineers and researcher who are in complete awe of the structure.