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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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Statue of Liberty Crown Reopens

Statue of Liberty's head to open to tourists again: official
8 May 2009
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The Statue of Liberty's crown -- off limits to the public since the September 11, 2001 attacks -- will once again be open to visitors beginning July 4, US independence day, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday.

In a television interview from the head of the celebrated statue, Salazar called the reopening a symbol of President Barack Obama's agenda for "a new beginning, restoring confidence in the American people, in their government, and in our place in the world."

At first, only 30 visitors an hour will be allowed, and they will be selected by lottery.

The number will increase to as many as 200,000 a year as the interior of the structure is refurbished, Salazar said.

The copper covered statue rises 92 meters from Liberty Island south of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River.

Contrary to popular belief, it is impossible to see Manhattan's skyscrapers from the small windows in the crown, which face the ocean and not the city.

The statue's head is reached through a progressively narrower, 168-step spiral staircase, which was closed for security reasons after the attacks on the World Trade Center nearly eight years ago.

Currently, tourists are allowed into the statue's pedestal which houses a museum or to an observation terrace below, which reopened several months after the attacks.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he supports reopening of the statue's head, so long as it is safe.

"I've always said if they can open the crown safely, they should do it," he said in a radio address. "There's been discussion over the years as to whether they can because it's a narrow stairway going up and only one stairway rather than two."

"And if the NYPD (New York Police Department) can help, we will be happy to. But if they can open it, that's good news," he said.

The torch that "Lady Liberty" lifts skyward with her right arm was opened to the public too once, but it was closed for good at the beginning of the 20th century.

Salazar also went to neighboring Ellis Island, where arriving immigrants disembarked in the 19th and 20th centuries and where there is now a national immigration museum.

He talked about ways to promote the historic sites, which are visited by millions of tourists a year.

"Liberty Lighting the World," as the statue is called, was made in Paris by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, and its internal structure was the work of engineer Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

It was given to the United States by France in 1886.

The first sight of the New World for immigrants crossing the Atlantic, the statue is one of the most visited monuments in the world, and is considered a symbol of New York and the United States.

Helicopter flights over New York give tourists a closer look at the statue as do certain airline flights landing in New York and Newark

Last month, a low altitude flyover of Manhattan near the Statue of Liberty by a presidential Boeing 747 caused the evacuation of dozens of offices whose frightened denizens thought they were reliving the horrors of the September 11 attacks.

The White House apologized and said it had been done to take promotional pictures of the aircraft.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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Great news. I have to get back soon to go there!

How are the views from there?
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Old May 17th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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I went up there way before 9/11, and the views were very good. However, if you don't mind the ground-level shots, the views from Liberty and Ellis Islands are very good. At the crown, you get a different perspective though.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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wow!
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Old May 19th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #5
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Bahria Town Pakistan lol
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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #6
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beautiful base, so elegant and thoughtful, i like it alot
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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #7
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so there are now three statue of liberities? paris, new york and pakistan.
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There's also one in Tokyo.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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Is it possible to go up to the torch? Or was it ever possible?
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It was at one time in the early 20th century.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:49 AM   #11
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Hopefully... one day I will experience Lady Liberty

The United States one that is, lol.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM   #12
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they also made Trafalgar square in Bahria town but in Lahore one

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM   #13
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so there are now three statue of liberities? paris, new york and pakistan.
There's one here in Columbia, too, in miniature.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 03:25 AM   #14
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Okay, make it 5 statue of liberties.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 03:29 AM   #15
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lol..... we'll sure get more
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I just googled it and it has many more. I can't believe we also have it but as a miniature one. There is also one in las vegas, china et al.

This is a good trivia for us to find how many statue of liberties are all around the world.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #17
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CINDERELLA LIBERTY
17 August 2010
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The keepers of the Statue of Liberty are pushing ahead with a plan to double the number of visitors who can climb to the Lady's crown. This is good news, indeed. After eight shameful years, the Interior Department fully reopened the statue, from top to bottom, on July 4, 2009.

From 9/11 until then, the public had been restricted to touring the monument's pedestal and the grounds of Liberty Island.

The reopening led to a surge of visitors, with travel to the island rising by 10% over the previous year. More than 20,000 people boarded boats for the statue on a recent Saturday alone.

For safety reasons, only a small percentage of visitors gets the thrill of ascending the 168 steps of the double-helix stairs. Tickets are booked months in advance for the 240 spots that are available every day.

More could go up, but they are blocked by constrictions in the pedestal.

Now, fulfilling a commitment by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the National Park Service is proposing to double the capacity, largely by modernizing stairways and elevators in the pedestal.

This would permit 175,000 people a year to experience Lady Liberty from the top.

The downside is that during construction - which will be scheduled after her 125th birthday on Oct. 28, 2011 - the pedestal and statue would be off-limits for, it is promised, no more than a year. During which the island would remain open.

Sure, it's an inconvenience, but doubling the number of people who can to climb all the way up will be terrific.
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It’s about time. Now they should focus their attention on Independence Hall in Philly. For anyone who hasn’t been there recently, you used to be able to walk right up to the building, touch it, and even have a picnic beneath it. Now they’ve setup these ugly municipal barriers that are normally used for street events and posted park service rangers all around the structure.
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I just googled it and it has many more. I can't believe we also have it but as a miniature one. There is also one in las vegas, china et al.

This is a good trivia for us to find how many statue of liberties are all around the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replica...tue_of_Liberty
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It’s about time. Now they should focus their attention on Independence Hall in Philly. For anyone who hasn’t been there recently, you used to be able to walk right up to the building, touch it, and even have a picnic beneath it. Now they’ve setup these ugly municipal barriers that are normally used for street events and posted park service rangers all around the structure.
I recall even going inside when I visited Philly. Are the interiors out of bounds now?
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