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Old July 1st, 2004, 11:05 PM   #21
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amazing cool statue, the best one on the world
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 09:30 PM   #23
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Imagine if those were puzzles!

Lady Liberty opens up tomorrow...

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LADY LIBERTY UNDER GUARD

August 2, 2004 -- Although officials cited only financial institutions in their latest terrorist warning, authorities will pay close attention to the Statue of Liberty, which opens to the public tomorrow for the first time since 9/11.

City cops will monitor the famous landmark via air and sea with its aviation and harbor patrols, according to NYPD officials.

Patrol units have been notified to be on the lookout for any suspicious boats or activities. Lady Liberty will receive guests for the first time since the World Trade Center was attacked across the harbor nearly three years ago.

For security reasons, visitors will not be permitted to climb the stairs inside the statue. Instead, they will be able to look up inside the statue through a new glass ceiling with enhanced lighting.
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Statue of Liberty reopens

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hailed once again as a "beacon of hope," the Statue of Liberty welcomed back huddled masses of tourists Tuesday for the first time since it was shut down after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Interior Secretary Gale Norton was on hand to officially open the doors, and a military choir sang George M. Cohan's "It's a Grand Old Flag" before the crowd rose for the national anthem.

"This beacon of hope and liberty is once again open to the public, sending a reassuring message to the world that freedom is alive in New York and shining brighter than ever before," Gov. George Pataki said.

Plans to reopen Lady Liberty's pedestal to the public went ahead despite new warnings over the weekend of possible terrorist attacks on financial centers in nearby Manhattan, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

"I think it shows the world that liberty cannot be intimidated," Assistant Interior Secretary Craig Manson said during a media preview tour Monday. "I think it's significant that despite the raising of the alert levels, we are still going ahead with the reopening."

Visitors can tour a reopened museum inside the pedestal and enjoy a panoramic view from the observation deck at the pedestal top, about 16 stories above ground. The rest of the statue continues to be off-limits because it cannot accommodate large numbers of tourists and does not meet safety codes.

"Whether this is your first visit or one of many, I know this will be a memorable one," site superintendent Cynthia Garrett told the crowd.

Tightened security measures at the 118-year-old national monument include a new anti-bomb detection device that blows a blast of air into clothing and then checks for particles of explosive residue. Bomb-sniffing dogs also were present during the preview.

Liberty Island, the statue's 12-acre home, was closed for 100 days after September 11, 2001. The second of two terrorist-hijacked jetliners had skimmed low over the statue just seconds before it crashed into the World Trade Center's south tower 1 1/2 miles away. Airport-type metal detectors were installed to screen visitors boarding the ferry from lower Manhattan, and the island was reopened in December 2001.

While the pedestal now is open, too, Larry Parkinson, deputy assistant Interior secretary for law enforcement and security, said it was unlikely that visitors will have access to the statue's interior spiral staircases in the foreseeable future.

The pedestal museum tells the story of the statue, from its dedication in 1886 as a gift from France to its rededication after a major overhaul a century later. An alternative tour allows visitors to stroll the promenade atop the star-shaped former fort on which the statue and its pedestal rise.

The tours cost $10 a head for adults and $4 for children. Slots in the tour must be reserved in advance, a move aimed at alleviating the congestion that in recent years forced some visitors to spend eight hours waiting in lines to get to and from the islands by boat.

Kevin Mason, president of the Circle Line, whose ferries serve the Statue of Liberty, said he hoped the reopening would help bring back tourists whose numbers fell 45 percent after the 2001 terrorist attacks -- from 4.5 million a year in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2002.





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Old August 4th, 2004, 03:00 AM   #25
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wow, that's good news! about time they reopened it. im glad that we are showing by standing courageously that we, not those lunatics, have the upper hand in the war against terror. too bad i can't say the same thing for the wtc rebuilding process though...
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I wish they'd reopen the crown.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 04:39 AM   #27
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New York Times
August 4, 2004

EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

The Statue of Security

By CAROLYN CURIEL

For anyone who has ever trekked up the spiral staircase of the Statue of Liberty and peered through the crown's narrow windows, the statue's reopening this week, for the first time since the 9/11 attacks, is bittersweet. Its surrounding grounds and facilities have been spruced up, and members of the National Park Service gamely claim that the statue, an international icon, is better than ever. But there's no way to ignore the loss of what was the main attraction: tourists can no longer knock themselves out by climbing those storied 354 steps.

It's perhaps an unavoidable result of the vigilance against terrorism, but a sad one nonetheless. The new tour stops short of the hem of Liberty's robes, at the top of her thick concrete pedestal, in a room that holds only 30 people at a time, or about 3,000 people a day who are quickly shuffled in and out. While a guide gives a short talk and shows a video, tourists are invited to look up at the ceiling, where a few glass panels give a glimpse of a few feet of the interior. Tourists can also step into the open air on a deck that lines the pedestal. That's as good as it gets. And that's only after each visitor is screened twice, by X-ray and metal detectors before boarding a ferry to the monument, and then on the premises by new scanners looking for explosives and narcotics.

Throughout the statue's base are monitors showing the routes to the nearest exits in case of an emergency, while across the bottom scrolls a constant message: "If you see something, say something." Oddly enough, this antiterrorism mantra, which appears in bilingual postings in city subways and buses, is only in English at this symbol of America's polyglot immigration.

Larry Parkinson, a deputy assistant secretary for law enforcement and security at the Interior Department, says greater access to the statue itself has not been ruled out. But it isn't in the works right now, and the motives for caution seem to stretch beyond security. There is concern about wear and tear on the statue. The people who used to climb the stairs were apparently not unlike those unconscionable climbers of Everest who left behind proof of their presence in the form of garbage - in this case, mostly chewing gum and food refuse.

But it's hard to avoid the impression that the officials who spent millions in private and public funds to restore and fortify the statue don't want anyone to mess it up. With the nonprofit charity that has been in charge of soliciting donations under fire for paying its executives too much money, this seems like a time when everyone should be trying to make things as accessible as possible.

Obviously, security will have to come first, but visitors to the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of American freedom, shouldn't be constrained forever.

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October 20, 2004

Statue of Liberty goes green with soy

By Jan Suszkiw, USDA

A biodegradable soy-based hydraulic fluid developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists is now being used to operate the elevator system in the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

The work is part of ongoing research by scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service to develop new products from soybeans.

"Our scientists are continuing to find new uses for soybean-based products that go beyond everyday foods," said Edward B. Knipling, ARS administrator. "This is the latest example of how our scientists have found an alternative to petroleum-based lubricants."

Until recently, Lady Liberty's elevator ran on mineral oil formulations derived from petroleum. In February 2002, Jeff Marrazzo, the building and utilities foreman for the National Park Service on Liberty Island, N.Y., contacted Sevim Erhan, an ARS chemist in Peoria, Ill., about an idea for an environmentally friendly alternative.

Marrazzo had learned of Erhan and colleagues' development of printing inks and other vegetable oil-based products at the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria. Marrazzo asked whether Erhan's team could bring that same expertise to bear in creating a hydraulic elevator fluid that would readily biodegrade in the environment, come from a renewable resource, be produced by an economical and non-polluting process, and meet industrial safety and performance standards.

Of the candidate vegetable oils, Erhan chose soy oil because of its low cost, chemical versatility and availability as a homegrown resource. At the ARS center's Food and Industrial Oil Research Unit, Erhan's team examined the chemical structure and function of mineral oil fluids and then used the information to devise their bio-based formulation using modified soy oil.

In tests, the soy-based hydraulic fluid worked as well as or better than the mineral oil products, particularly in terms of lubricity, biodegradability and reduced flammability.

Agri-Lube Inc. of Defiance, Ohio, scaled up production of the soy-based fluid, including a 1,000-gallon batch that's been used to operate Lady Liberty's elevator since Nov. 14, 2002. Agri-Lube is negotiating with ARS for licensing rights to commercially produce the soy-based fluid.

ARS is the USDA's chief in-house scientific research agency.

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Old October 27th, 2004, 07:32 PM   #29
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Wasn't this statue designed by mr.Eiffel, the same person who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris?
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Gustave Eiffel designed the statue's interior framework, but the statue itself was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
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they should move the statue of liberty to somewhere Montana, and place a decoy in Liberty Island...............
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Old October 31st, 2004, 07:20 PM   #32
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they should move the statue of liberty to somewhere Montana, and place a decoy in Liberty Island...............
Why?

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Old November 1st, 2004, 01:39 AM   #33
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^ so the original does not get destroyed
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Old March 16th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #35
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A legendary photo for a mythical Paris


Paris, the Statue of Liberty designed by Bartholdi in Gayet founder's workshop in 1883

http://www.paris.fr/accueil/accueil-...350_port_24329
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Paris, the Statue of Liberty designed by Bartholdi in Gayet founder's workshop in 1883

http://www.paris.fr/accueil/accueil-...350_port_24329
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Old March 16th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #37
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I read that the crown is open to public again?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #39
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I don't think the SoL is open at all right now.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #40
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After Hurricane Sandy, the Statue of Liberty has remained closed. The park, not the statue itself, was severely damaged by the hurricane and theres no definite opening date as of yet.

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