New Yorkers New Do This: Statue of Liberty

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My friend and I worked at a bar on Wall Street near the South Ferry. One day we came up with the random idea of going to the Statue of Liberty. We both felt as though all the sites people travel all over the globe to see New Yorkers never care to check out. So decided to be tourists for a day.

We bought our tickets in September and the next available date was January 10th (crazy). To get on the boat to Ellis Island and enter the crown it was on ably $25. There are no elevators in the Statue of Liberty and our lazy hearts were nervous about having to take stairs all the way to the top but it really wasn't as bad as we thought it would be. The walk up was about 20 minutes and when we reached the top it was small. There were two guards on top who literally shook the beams and you felt the entire inside move. The statue of liberty is designed like the Eiffel Tower and is made to sway with the wind but its structure is never threatened. Which why the once copper now green outside i as thick as a penny, its all about the beams holding them up inside.

"The main historical sections include: From Idea to Image, Fabricating the Statue, Stretching Technology, Fundraising in France, The Pedestal, Fundraising in America, and Complete at Last. The next area focuses on the symbolism of Liberty with sections titled Mother of Exiles, Becoming the Statue of America, Century of Souvenirs, The Image Exploited and The Statue in Popular Culture."

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The Statue of Liberty exhibit, which opened in July 1986 and is located on the second floor in the pedestal of the Statue, traces the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos and oral histories. In addition to historical artifacts and descriptive text, full scale replicas of the Statue’s face and foot are also on display.