The Statue of Happiness is a statue on Happiness Island in GTA IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Situated between southern Algonquin and Alderney, it is a parody of the real life Statue Of Liberty in New York City.
The name refers both to the smile on the statue's face, and if spoken quickly, sounds like "The Statue of a Penis".
- The Statue of Happiness faces north up the West River. The real life Statue of Liberty faces south, out towards the Atlantic.
- The stone pedestal stands upon a star-shaped base on Happiness Island(like the real life Fort Wood.)
- The Statue holds a tablet in her left hand, and a coffee cup in her right (in place of her real life counterpart's torch.)
- The statue's face has a large grin on it, in reference to her name (Happiness), and perhaps a reference to the "Hot Coffee Mod" for GTA San Andreas
- The statue is said to look like US Senator Hillary Clinton, who was outspoken against the GTA series and the Hot Coffee scandal
The tablet held by the Statue reads:
Send us your brightest, your smartest, your most intelligent,
Yearning to breathe free and submit to our authority,
Watch us trick them into wiping rich people's asses,
While we convince them it's a land of opportunity.
The Statue's Heart
Inside the statue is a beating heart, one of GTA IV's Easter Eggs. The entrance is on the upper platform of the pedestal, right at the feet of the statue, which is only accessible by a helicopter.
The southern door has a sign: "No Hidden Content This Way". This is similar to the sign on top of the Gant Bridge in GTA San Andreas. Through the door there is a ladder going upwards into the body of the statue itself. At the top of the ladder there is a small platform with a large, beating heart chained to the inside of the statue. The heart is indestructible, but sprays blood when shot.
The island is only accessible via air or boat. Algonquin is the closest island, and the nearest Subway stop is Castle Gardens on the Algonquin Outer Line. Helitours is on the south-east side of Algonquin for a helicopter, and there are lots of boats in moorings on the west side of Algonquin. The island itself has a number of boats, and also fork-lift trucks.
During one of the powerboat outings you can go on with Brucie Kibbutz, you'll have the opportunity for a scenic statue tour. However, Brucie calls it the "Statue of Freedom" in the audio while the subtitles still say "Statue of Happiness." This suggests that the statue might have had a different name during development, but the audio file did not get changed to reflect the statue's final name.