BIOGRAPHY COLLECTION I CREATION SERIES CITY PROJECTS ART APPRAISALS
PHOTOS COLLECTION II COLLECTION III GATES OF GOODWILL NOTABLE LETTERS
CONTACT ABSTRACTS MONUMENTS TRANSIT PROJECTS ARTICLES & PRESS
STATUE OF FREEDOM
PARADISE RESORT, CASINO, AND HELIPORT - LAS VEGAS
CRYSTAL PALACE AND TOWER - LAS VEGAS
CITY OF UNITY - DUBAI / CRYSTAL CITY - LAS VEGAS
THE CRANE - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
 
  The Statue of Freedom is designed to be created in view of the public as a major cultural attraction. In this historic studio environment, tourists and local residents will be able to enjoy the experience of seeing this giant handmade creation in progress; reminding visitors of what it may have been like to see the Statue of Liberty created more than 130 years earlier. Visitors will also be able to view an additional special exhibit about the colossal statues of the world throughout history; located in the gallery and café area of the studio. When complete, this monumental bronze sculpture of the Angel of Freedom will stand 25 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Freedom on
Long Beach Site (pdf)
Statue of Freedom on
Tower Base (pdf)

THE STUDIO STRUCTURE
The announcement of this exciting artistic project celebrating the 'Spirit of Freedom' is now ready to take center stage. This monumental artistic endeavor will find it's beginnings from inside a massive air conditioned structure with glass division walls for studio tourism and the project gallery. With dimensions of 60' ceilings, 100' width, and 200' length, the structure will reside for an estimated 5-year period until the monumental bronze statue is completed. The initial development of the Las Vegas show studio could be completed in 2008. The 2008 studio opening will immediately attract tourism with sales of the commemorative edition sculptures commencing immediately prior to a 2008 press announcement (see income summary). The creation of all of the huge bronze angel sculpture sections will be assembled on the studio site. The studio facility will accommodate the many artists hired to sculpt and construct the monumental bronze sculpture. Thousands of tourists will be welcome to enter the studio facility and experience the view of the sculpting activity from behind protective glass walls. Visitors will exit through the studio café, gallery and project shop section of the studio structure.

Temporary Studio Structure (pdf)

Visitors will have easy and comfortable access to the Statue of Freedom studio from surrounding shopping areas. The project will help attract a variety of cafes, galleries and boutiques, which will emerge in the area. This showcase studio could be surrounded by other temporary structures for galleries and cafes. This artistic project will therefore help attract a future thriving art community for additional economic growth for the city, its merchants and all future businesses.

After the completion of the 'Statue of Freedom', the monument will be mounted on top of its tower base. This structure will house a museum dedicated to all the citizens and armed forces lost in the defense of freedom. The statue holds skyward an illuminated, polished, stainless steel and gold finished star; which will be created in the showcase studio. The overall height of the towering monument; from the bottom of its base to the tip of the illuminated star, will bring the monument to a spectacular combined height of 480'. The Angel sculpture is to be modeled after 12 women of different nationalities who will be selected through a 'Angel of Freedom' pageant competition. This will be part of the marketing and merchandising of the Statue of Freedom project.

STATUE OF LIBERTY HISTORY
The Statue of Liberty's history in financing and its creation is a general outline for this monumental art project. In 1874, Bartholdi, the Statue of Liberty sculptor, created a four foot original clay model. His financier funded a giant copper hand holding up a torch and flame. The Statue of Liberty concept was immediately exhibited in the Centennial exposition in Philadelphia to raise funds for the statue's site and base in the US. Two years after commencement of the statue the proposed monument was presented to the US Congress, and in 1877 it was formally accepted as a gift (many years prior to completion). The current site and a committee were later designated to raise funds for the foundation and the sculpture's giant pedestal.

In 1878 the statue's head was completed at Bartholdi's Paris studio. Supporters financed its display at the Paris International Fair to publicly raise a majority of the statue's necessary funds. It is interesting to note that following these exhibits the general public enthusiastically donated funds, which completed the rest of the 150 foot statue including the interior steel structure designed by Mr. Eiffel. History recorded that Bartholdi's Paris studio constantly attracted large crowds of visitors who admired the monumental sculpting process. The same attraction amongst visiting tourists will exist with the 'Statue of Freedom' showcase. The Statue of Freedom's face and star are the only sections necessary to finance the remainder of the monument. These pieces will be exhibited around the country to generate the balance of the statue's building funds. The Statue of Liberty succeeded in funding itself with the initial completion of only the face and torch.

The Statue of Liberty was finally erected on a base and site both financed by the US public. In New York it was unveiled and dedicated by President Cleveland in 1886. Thirty eight years latter the statue was declared as a national monument. Today the Statue of Liberty generates an annual income of over $200 million in New York City alone.

No Bronze copies, printed limited editions, merchandising, ticketed studio showcase exhibits or documentaries were available to Bartholdi to produce financing for the Statue of Liberty. But in present day, following an official announcement of the site acquisition and the project's commencement, the already completed limited editions of the 'Statue of Freedom' bronzes will be quickly sold out to collectors; generating millions of dollars. This unique public art showcase of the creation of the largest bronze statue since the Colossus of Rhodes will attract millions of people from around the globe. Being larger than the Statue of Liberty, the 'Statue of Freedom' will be an enormous artistic event that will positively promote it's surrounding city for years to come.


Long Beach Site (pdf) Statue of
Freedom
Statue on base structure (pdf)
Statue on Modern Base Size Reference with famous monuments Las Vegas Showcase Studio (pdf)
Long Beach & Queen Mary
Site Map (pdf)
Freedom Island, Long Beach Statue of Liberty history and creation (pdf)
The Original Clay Study

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