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"Statue of Liberty" Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Tip by chewy3326

  Statue of Liberty
by chewy3326

Standing high over New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty represents America more than just about any other symbol. This 305-foot tall statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift from France to the United States; the statue was first constructed in France, then shipped to America, where it was mounted on a pedestal on Liberty Island in 1886. In her left hand she holds a tablet with Roman numerals for 1776; her right hand holds high a torch. After the original opening of the Statue, it was possible to climb up to her torch; later on, accidents caused the torch to be closed, but an observation deck was still open in her crown. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the observation deck was also closed; today, it has still not reopened, though visitors are allowed to enter the pedestal. Check this information before you go.

I took a boat tour to Liberty Island and the base of the Statue of Liberty in either 1997 or 1998 (can't remember); in 2006 I took the Staten Island Ferry past the statue; at the moment, it really isn't worth going on Liberty Island since you can't go all the way up.

Address: In the Hudson River
Directions: South Ferry at Battery Park - Take the #5 train to Bowling Green or #1 to South Ferry
Phone: +1 212-363-3200

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2006
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