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    A celebration is in order: the Statue of Liberty's crown reopened to visitors on Tuesday for the first time since 2020 when it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors once again are able to walk up an interior staircase and experience Lady Liberty in all her glory.  The reopening was announced on the NYCgo tourism group’s Instagram page that features photos of Lady Liberty.  Jerry Willis, a spokesperson with the National Park Service, Statute of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island told DailyMail.com that 'today was a soft opening with limited ticket availability through the end of October. 'We will be doing an official crown reopening on October 28, the 136th anniversary of the statue's dedication in 1886,' Willis said.  From the top of the pedestal, it is 162 narrow steps to an observation area to reach the statue's crown, the highest point in the monument.  And, from the bottom of the pedestal, it is 377 steps.  There are no elevators so visitors need to be patient and proceed with caution during the climb. The majestic figure...
    SHOCKING photos show the hauntingly beautiful Hunter's moon sprawled behind stunning U.S. sites like the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument. The beautiful Hunter's Moon is the first full moon since the Harvest Moon which both signify the beginning of the new season. 6The Hunter's Moon appears behind the Washington MonumentCredit: AP 6The moon rises behind the New York City skyline and the Statue of LibertyCredit: Getty 6A Nashville street musician plays the harp while the Hunter's Moon glows in the backgroundCredit: AP 6The moon looks massive in front of the Lincoln MemorialCredit: AP 6The Statue of Freedom looms in front of the Hunter's MoonCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6A stunning image shows a SpaceX rocket that happened to launch in front of the beautiful moonCredit: Rex The photos show the full moon stunning behind famous views in Tennessee, New York, and Washington D.C. One picture shows the moment a SpaceX rocket was blasted off into orbit on a satellite mission at the same time as the gold moon was in the sky. Falcon 9 rocket was on its...
    The massive eruption of the Tonga volcano in January produced a tsunami as tall as the Statue of Liberty, according to a report. Researchers at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom took data from deep-ocean instruments and coastal tide gauges within a 932-mile radius of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption, Science News reported this week. Using these data, the scientists ran nine different computer simulations visualizing the properties of the eruption. They found that the one that best matched the recorded data was an eruption that produced initial waves as tall as 295 feet — just 10 feet short of the Statue of Liberty. In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. (Japan Meteorology Agency via AP) “This was a really large tsunami,” researcher and...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Statue of Liberty.FactsThe Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France to commemorate 100 years of Franco-American friendship. The statue also commemorates the centennial of America's independence.The statue is formally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World." It was sculpted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The framework was designed by French engineer Gustave Eiffel.Read MoreThere are 354 steps to the crown.There are 25 windows in the crown.The seven rays of the statue's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world.The tablet held in the left hand of the statue reads in Roman numerals "July 4th, 1776." (JULY IV MDCCLXXVI)The total weight of copper in the statue is 62,000 pounds (31 tons) and the total weight of steel in the statue is 250,000 pounds (125 tons). Total weight of the statue's concrete foundation is 54 million pounds (27,000 tons). Height from ground to tip of torch -- 305 feet, one inch (92.99m)Approximately 3.5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year. Visitors undergo airport-style security screenings prior to...
    TWO huge asteroids will be shooting past Earth this week. Nasa says Asteroid (2016 CZ31) will be making a "close approach" this Friday, shortly followed by the enormous Asteroid 531944 (2013 CU83) on Saturday. 1Both asteroids are larger than the Statue of LibertyCredit: Getty This Friday's close approach space rock is said to be up to 721-foot wide. That makes it over twice the size of the Statue of Liberty which stands at 305 feet. Friday's asteroid will pass us late in the evening and is expected to stay over one million miles away. It's expected to shoot past at over 34,000 miles per hour. Read more on spaceROCKY HORROR Asteroids hidden by Sun’s glare could be headed for Earth, astronomers warnEND OF ERA Russia to quit ISS after 2024 as Kremlin reveals plot to build rival station Asteroid 531944 (2013 CU83) is the larger of the two and should make its close approach on Saturday evening. Nasa says Saturday's large space rock could be up to 1050 feet wide, making it over three times the size of the Statue of Liberty. It...
    A HUGE asteroid will be making a close approach to Earth this week. Nasa thinks Asteroid 531944 (2013 CU83) could be up to 1050 feet wide, making it over three times the size of the Statue of Liberty. 1Asteroid 531944 (2013 CU83) will make its close approach this SaturdayCredit: Getty The Statue of Liberty stands at 305 feet tall if you include its base. The US space agency has put the asteroid on its close approach list. It should come about 4.3million miles away from Earth this Saturday evening. That may sound pretty far away but it's actually very close in the grand scheme of space. Read more on spaceSPACE SONAR China to fire radio signals at asteroids to rate how dangerous they areSHOOTING STARS The difference between comets, asteroids and meteors – Nasa's definitions That's why Nasa has still has to flag it as a "close approach" and keep an eye on its movements. If an asteroid comes within 4.65million miles and is over a certain size, it's considered "close" and "potentially hazardous" by cautious space agencies. There's no...
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty in New York if the U.S. proceeds with the extradition and prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The Mexican politician made the comment during one of his morning news conferences on July 4. “We need to start the campaign to remove the Statue of Liberty that the French gave and is in New York because it is no longer a symbol of freedom,” Lopez Obrador said. In his news conference, AMLO said that he would be bringing up the issue in an upcoming meeting with President Joe Biden. “It’s a matter of humanism,” he said. “If they don’t do it, they will be stained.” The Mexican politician has been a fierce defender of Assange and his work to release classified documents through Wikileaks. In the past, Lopez Obrador called Assange “the best journalist of our time” and his prosecution “an embarrassment to the world.” The comment about the Statue of Liberty earned Lopez Obrador criticism in Mexico, as his country continues to experience a...
    Retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who briefly served as former President Donald Trump's national security adviser and twice pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation over his foreign contacts during the 2016 election, released a video this week begging Trump followers for money to "help change the course of history." In the half-minute-long spot, Flynn, to whom Trump granted clemency for his crimes after losing the White House to President Joe Biden 2020, said that "by supporting the Save Freedom in America campaign, you are helping change the course of history, and I mean it." Flynn warned that "if we don't, our liberties and freedoms may be lost forever, and that is no joke. It's serious, and we, as I always say, local action equals a national impact. So get involved in your communities like you've never been involved before." Flynn added that "if you feel as passionately about saving the freedoms we enjoy as many Americans do, as much as I do, I would like to ask you to join our nationwide effort...
    NASA is expecting a huge asteroid to shoot past Earth this weekend. According to the US space agency, asteroid 2022 GU6 could be up to 492 feet wide. 1The asteroid is expected to make its close approach this Sunday June 13Credit: Getty That would make it bigger than the Statue of Liberty. New York's famous landmark stands at 305 feet when you include its pedestal. The large space rock is predicted to come within 750,000 miles of Earth. That's pretty close in terms of space so Nasa has flagged it as a 'close approach'. Read more on spaceON THE ROCKS New killer asteroid spotting tool could stop deadly rocks smashing into EarthDO LOOK UP Nasa launching landmark research into UFOs after release of strange footage The close encounter is expected to happen this Sunday at 8:01am ET. An asteroid of this size would cause some serious damage if it hit Earth. Fortunately, Nasa isn't expecting it to deviate off course. Nasa keeps a table of all 'close approach' asteroids that it's watching. Most read in News TechFRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER Robots 'to wear...
    NASA has its eye on a large asteroid that's about to make a "close approach" to Earth. Asteroid 2022 KV1 is predicted to be up to 328 feet wide and should skim past Earth tomorrow. 1Asteroid 2022 KV1 is expected to pass Earth at a safe distanceCredit: Getty Its predicted size would make it larger than the Statue of Liberty. New York's Statue of Liberty stands at 305 feet tall when you include the base. An asteroid of this size could do some damage if it hit Earth but the space rock is expected to pass us from a safe distance. The larger asteroid should pass Earth from just over 2.6million miles away. Read more on spaceSUIT UP Nasa reveals sneak peek at new space suits that first woman will wear on the MoonSPACE DUST You can now buy Nasa moon dust for $400,000 but it hides a disgusting secret That may sound pretty far away but in the grand scheme of space this isn't a large distance at all. That's why Nasa has still flagged it as a "close...
    A GIANT asteroid is heading towards Earth today and should make a close approach this evening. The large space rock has earned itself a spot on Nasa's Earth Close Approaches table. 1A giant asteroid will be shooting past Earth todayCredit: Getty Nasa thinks Asteroid 2022 HT2 could be up to 1246 feet wide. That's over four times the size of the Statue of Liberty. New York's iconic monument stands at 305 feet from base to tip. The good news is the giant asteroid isn't expected to hit Earth but should come 'close' to our planet, which has piqued Nasa's interest. Read more on spaceSHOOTING STARS The difference between comets, asteroids and meteors – Nasa's definitionsSPACE DUST You can now buy Nasa moon dust for $400,000 but it hides a disgusting secret Asteroid 2022 HT2 should stay around 2.8million miles away from Earth. That may sound pretty far away but in the grand scheme of space, this isn't a large distance at all. If an asteroid comes within 4.65million miles and is over a certain size, it's considered "potentially hazardous" by...
    Sony Pictures reportedly rejected the Chinese government's demand to remove scenes featuring the Statue of Liberty from Spider Man: No Way Home. The dispute occurred in late 2021, when Sony executives were working desperately to secure a Chinese release date for the Tom Holland blockbuster, according to a report on Sunday from Puck.  Although the Statue of Liberty plays a major role in the movie's climactic scene, Chinese censors insisted that it be digitally removed, multiple sources told the outlet. When Sony rejected the request, the Chinese government then asked if the icon of American freedom could be 'minimized' by cutting key shots and darkening the lighting to obscure the statue, which the studio also declined to do. Spider man is seen on the Statue of Liberty in the climax of Spider Man: No Way Home. Chinese censors wanted the statue to be digitally scrubbed from the movie The third Tom Holland Spider Man film was unable to secure a release in China after Sony refused to bow to the country's censors No Way Home, which grossed $805 million in North...
    Sony reportedly refused the Chinese government’s demand to scrub the Statue of Liberty from Spider-Man: No Way Home. According to Puck on Sunday, citing “multiple sources,” the Chinese government requested the Statue of Liberty be digitally removed from the film, despite its inclusion in a pivotal scene. Sony rejected the request. The Chinese government then asked if the Statue of Liberty could be, according to Puck, “minimized in the sequence: if Sony could cut a few of the more patriotic shots of [Tom] Holland standing atop the crown, or dull the lighting so that Lady Liberty’s visage wasn’t so front-and-center.” Sony considered the request, but declined. Sony’s stance comes as Hollywood has come under fire for censoring or making certain edits at the request of the Chinese Communist government. One example includes the 1999 iconic film Fight Club. According to The New York Times: Instead of a successful plot to destroy a series of buildings, the Chinese version of the cult classic starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ends with a note to viewers saying that the police “rapidly figured...
    NASA has its eye on a large asteroid that's heading our way. Asteroid 2007 FF1 could be up to 558 feet wide, making it almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty. 1The asteroid is bigger than the Statue of LibertyCredit: Getty In comparison, the Statue of Liberty stands at 305 feet tall if you include the pedestal. The large space rock is expected to make its close approach on April 4. It should come within 1.5million miles of Earth. That may sound may sound pretty far away but in the grand scheme of space this isn't a large distance at all, so Nasa has still flagged it as a "close approach". Read more on spaceNO JOKE 'April Fool's Day' asteroid ‘close approach’ to happen in just HOURS, Nasa saysSUN-BELIEVABLE! Another solar storm could hit Earth THIS weekend and 'disrupt power grid' If an asteroid comes within 4.65million miles and is over a certain size, it's considered "potentially hazardous" by cautious space agencies. Fortunately, Asteroid 2007 FF1 is expected to shoot past us safely at about 44,000 miles per...
    NASA has its sights set on five close approach asteroids this St Patrick's Day. The five large space rocks are all on the US space agencies 'near-Earth objects' list. 1Five asteroids just shot past EarthCredit: Getty All of the asteroids made their close approaches to Earth this morning. Asteroid 2019 PH1 is the largest at a staggering 203 feet wide. In comparison, the Statue of Liberty from base to torch is 151 feet tall. This large asteroid just came about 2.9 million miles away from Earth. Read more on NasaDANGER ZONE Nasa uncovers 10 alien planets – including 2,700F 'hell world'TIME WARP Nasa reveals NEW James Webb Space Telescope images – with mind-blowing secret That may sound pretty far away but Asteroid 2019 PH1 was technically close enough to be considered 'potentially hazardous'. Today's closest approach came from a slightly smaller space rock called 2022 EL6. This 190 feet asteroid came within 1.3 million miles of Earth. In the grand scheme of space this isn't a large distance at all, so Nasa still flagged it as something to keep an...
    NASA is keeping a close eye on a huge "potentially hazardous" asteroid that's on its way to Earth's orbit. The asteroid is set to make a close approach in early February but should shoot past from a safe distance. 1The asteroid isn't expected to impact EarthCredit: Getty Nasa thinks Asteroid 2007 UY1 could be up to 492 feet wide. That makes it much bigger than the Statue of Liberty. The famous New York landmark stands at 305 feet high. Nasa has put the asteroid on its 'Earth Close Approaches' list. The good news is it's not expected to hit Earth. An asteroid of this size could do some serious damage. Most read in News TechFRESH APPLE Five genius iPhone tricks you never knew – including how to find phone in darkEXTINCTION EVENT What would happen if an asteroid hit Earth? – Here's how you could surviveGOING NUCLEAR Nasa's plan to build nuclear plant on Moon could be crucial for Mars tripMISSED CALL All iPhone users can shut down spammers with this robocall blocking trick Asteroid 2007 UYI should shoot past...
    A LARGE asteroid is making its way towards Earth and should reach its closest approach in a matter of days. Nasa has its eye on the large space rock as it's considered a 'near Earth object'. 1The asteroid should shoot past us from a safe distanceCredit: Getty It's called Asteroid 2017 XC62 and Nasa thinks it's up to 623 feet wide. That's over twice the size of the Statue of Liberty. The giant asteroid should shoot past us at 9,500 miles per hour on Monday. The good news is it's expected to stay a distance of 4.4 million miles away. In comparison, the Moon is only about 238,900 miles from us. The asteroid may seem pretty like it's staying pretty far away but it's actually quite close in terms of space. Most read in News TechDEEP SPACE Evidence of hidden OCEAN in Solar System found — could be new 'stealth' worldOFFLINE Reddit down worldwide: Users complain of problems accessing website and appGATES OF HELL Bill Gates warns of deadly NEW pandemic even worse than CovidROCKY ROAD Asteroid twice size of Empire...
    NASA has its eye on eight asteroids that are all set to make a 'close approach' to Earth in January. We've already had some 'potentially hazardous' asteroids shoot past us this month but there's eight more space rocks heading our way, according to Nasa data. 1Eight close approach asteroids are still on Nasa's list for the reminder of January 2022Credit: Getty The asteroids are expected to make their close approaches between January 20 and January 28. One that's expected to zip past Earth on January 20 is larger than the Statue of Liberty. Nasa thinks Asteroid 2022 AB could be up to 361 feet wide. In comparison, the Statue of Liberty stands at around 305 feet. That particular asteroid should come about 2.3 million miles away from Earth before shooting off into space. It should be travelling at around 13,000 miles per hour. Most read in News TechBAD SIGNAL AT&T and Verizon delay 5G network rollout after airlines warn of 'catastrophe'ROTTEN APPLE Warning over iPhone stalking technique after victim 'trailed home with AirTag'BLOODY HELL Space is making human blood DESTROY...
    NASA has its eye on two asteroids that are set to make a 'close approach' to Earth tomorrow. One of the space rocks could be up to 361 feet wide. 1Nasa keeps a list of asteroids that are deemed as heading 'close' to our planetCredit: Getty That means it's taller than the Statue of Liberty and Big Ben. The larger asteroid is called 2021 YQ and is expected to be 1.3 million miles away from Earth at its closest approach. The smaller asteroid is called 2021 YX and that should come around 2.4 million miles away from us. Both those distances may seem quite far away but they're not in terms of space. Nasa considers anything passing within 120million miles of Earth a Near-Earth Object (NEO). Thousands of NEOs are tracked by scientists to monitor whether they're on a collision course with our planet. Most read in News TechGOING VIRAL Joe Rogan clip CUT by YouTube after interview with scientist warns of 'Nazi US'DON'T GO WITHOUT Apple warning for millions of iPhone users as glitch removes key featureLOOK UP Meteor...
    A HUGE asteroid is heading towards Earth and should come close to our planet tomorrow. Nasa has labelled Asteroid 2017 AE3 a "close approach" space rock and will be keeping an eye on it. 1The asteroid isn't expected to hit EarthCredit: Getty The asteroid should shoot past Earth in the early hours of tomorrow morning. It could be up to 853 feet wide. That would make it almost three times as big as the Statue of Liberty. The famous New York landmark stands at 305 feet high. Asteroid 2017 AE3 is expected to come within 1.9million miles of our planet. That may seem pretty far away but it's not in terms of space. Most read in News TechXMAS WARNING Billions of WhatsApp users warned to secure accounts after ChristmasDODGY GIFTS Warning as online shoppers sent fake electronics that can overheat and EXPLODEPHONE HELP Android users should disable these settings to save battery and protect privacyREADY FOR LAUNCH Nasa's top-secret Supersonic Jet spotted ahead of planned first flight Nasa considers anything passing within 120million miles of Earth a Near-Earth Object (NEO)....
    NASA has its eye on five 'close approach' asteroids that are set to shoot past Earth on Thanksgiving. The five space rocks are all on Nasa's "Earth Close Approaches" list and one could be larger than the Statue of Liberty. 1 The first asteroid to skim past up on Thanksgiving will be Asteroid 2021 VR4. Nasa thinks that space rock could be up to 102 feet wide and it should pass us at around 508,759 miles away. That may seem pretty far away but it's actually very close as near Earth asteroids go. Nasa considers anything passing within 120million miles of Earth a Near Earth Object (NEO). Thousands of NEOs are tracked by scientists to monitor whether they're on a collision course with our planet. Most read in TechROCK AND LOAD Nasa launches spacecraft to CRASH into asteroid in Armageddon-style testHIGH ALERT Warning to update Windows 10 and 11 software NOW after 'serious problems' foundSICK HACK Mystery government 'tried to hack US medical firms with bug that EDITS drugs'ICE COLD Urgent warning for anyone using an iPhone outdoors in...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Statue of Liberty turns 135 years old Thursday. The statue was dedicated back on October 28, 1886. READ MORE: FDNY Union To Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate Thursday Outside Gracie MansionIt was a gift to the United States from the people of France. READ MORE: Man Facing Murder Charges After Jeanette Willem Killed With Hammer At Northvale Industrial ComplexThe statue stands as a beacon of freedom in New York Harbor and typically welcomes millions of visitors a year. MORE NEWS: Father Of 7-Year-Old Peter Cuacuas Faces Arraignment In Starvation CaseCOVID restrictions are in place right now, and some areas, including the crown, remain closed.
    (CNN)For many Americans, the Statue of Liberty, dedicated 135 years ago this month, is an enduring symbol of the idea that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Lady Liberty's torch was the first image of America for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. Emma Lazarus' immortal words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore" are etched into a plaque on its base and into the collective memory of Americans. However, despite the symbolic power of the statue and the sincere belief that the US is a nation of immigrants, neither of these stories we tell ourselves about what it means to be an American is actually true. Reece JonesThe transformation of the meaning of the Statue of Liberty illustrates how Americans often misremember our history. The original purpose of the statue was to commemorate the end of slavery and the country's centennial. It had nothing to do with immigration.Similarly, the United States was never a country that allowed completely open immigration, particularly for...
    A political science professor is slamming New York City's move to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall as 'disgraceful' and diminishing the ideals of liberty and equality. Samuel Goodman, writing on Bari Weiss' Common Sense Substack newsletter, made the case in a piece titled 'What We Lose When We Lose Thomas Jefferson.' The statue had resided in the City Hall's Council chambers since 1834 after it was gifted by Uriah Phillips Levy, a naval officer and an admirer of Jefferson's.  Goodman, an associate professor of political science at George Washington University and a writer for The Week, called the move 'disgraceful' and argued that booting the statue should be held separate from the removal of Confederate monuments across America. 'Unlike monuments to Confederate leaders that display them in full military glory, Jefferson is depicted as a writer,' Goodman wrote. 'Holding a quill pen in one hand and the Declaration of Independence in the other, he is clearly being honored for composing an immortal argument for liberty and equality.' A writer and professor is calling the removal of the New...
    Why are wind turbines getting bigger and bigger? It’s easy: they produce much more electricity with a small increase in cost. The record of the tallest wind turbine in the world it is beaten almost every year. But there is a logical and technical reason for this. The Chinese power company Mingyang Smart Energy has presented its new MySE 16.0-242 wind turbine, and the data is incredible. It measures 242 meters high, and its three blades reach 118 meters each. When it spins, the blades cover an area equivalent to 6 football fields, which apparently is also a measure of surface in China, as in Spain … Although they are designed to be placed on the seabed or on a floating surface, they can also be installed on land. Only one of these turbines generates 80,000 MWh of electricity per year, enough to supply 20,000 homes, with a life cycle of 25 years. At this time, the electricity it generates avoids releasing 1.6 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, if that electricity had been generated with coal. As we...
    New York — Shepherd Colver had dreamed of seeing the Statue of Liberty. After 18 weeks and 3,300 miles — pedaling his bicycle for every single one of them — he made it to the New York City landmark. "It was definitely worth it," Shepherd told CBS News. "It's pretty cool." As CBS News reported in June, he had convinced his dad James to do the cross-country trip, starting from their home in Washington state, by bicycle. It was an amazing feat given Shepherd is only 9 years old. He told CBS News that as a kid he's got a lot of energy and was asked if his legs were tired. "They don't hurt as bad as my dad's do when we're done," he said, laughing.  James and Shepherd Colver Family Handout They started the adventure in 2019, but had to stop when Shepherd kept getting headaches and was diagnosed with diabetes. Nothing stopped them this time around. "It was a wonderful bonding experience," James said. "I feel like I invested my time as his dad really well here."...
    The next prototype spacecraft SpaceX, known as SN20, will go into orbit next August along with the huge propeller Super Heavy. SN20 will launch into low Earth orbit once construction of the orbital launch tower is complete at the SpaceX Boca Chica facility in Texas later this month. The prototype will launch from Texas and make a ‘soft landing in the ocean’ off the coast of Hawaii after spending 90 minutes in orbit. The Elon Musk-owned space company has not confirmed when they will launch the prototype, but experts predict it could be in early August. Once the thruster puts Starship into orbit, it will return to Earth and land in the Gulf of Mexico, ready to fly again in the future. The fully reusable Starship rocket will be able to carry a payload of more than 100,000 kgs to low earth orbit and even send humans to Mars in the future. And this is just the beginning. One of SpaceX’s key goals is ensure that Starship rockets are reusable, and future tests will see both stages return to the...
    (CNN)One hundred and thirty-five years after the Statue of Liberty was formally unveiled in New York Harbor, her "little sister" has taken up residence in front of the French ambassador's home in Washington, DC.The miniature Lady Liberty will be officially inaugurated in a ceremony with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday, coinciding with France's Bastille Day.French Ambassador Philippe Etienne said, "it means a lot" to have the statute in the United States, calling it "a strong reminder ... of the friendship between the French people and the American people.""It's a reminder of the importance of this core value of liberty for the world," he told CNN, noting that the formal title of the Statue of Liberty is "Liberty Enlightening the World."The "little sister" is an exact replica of the original but is one-sixteenth the size. It was crafted from sculptor Auguste Bartholdi's 1878 plaster model and stood on display at the National Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris for a decade before beginning its journey to the US.Read MoreStatue of...
    The Statue of Liberty is a “symbol of hypocrisy or unfulfilled promises” the Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott said in an essay published Saturday. In his piece titled “Maybe it’s time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up,” the art and architecture critic wrote: Try looking for Lady Liberty at an exhibition of Chicano graphic art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for example, where familiar images — flags, maps, military recruiting posters — are repurposed. You will find the statue almost or entirely absent. Maybe that’s because, compared with other icons of national identity, it is ambiguous and ambivalent. As familiar to some Americans as the flag, the statue is just as meaningless or foreign to others, a sign without significance, or worse, a symbol of hypocrisy or unfulfilled promises. According to the National Park Service, “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift from the French people to the United States and is “recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.” It was dedicated October 28, 1886, and designated as a National...
    The Statue of Liberty is a 'meaningless symbol of hypocrisy' because of America's history of racism, sexism and anti-immigrant sentiment, according to the Washington Post's art and architecture critic. Philip Kennicott, a Pulitzer Prize winner, argued in an essay Saturday that the monument - which has stood for a century as one of the most iconic examples of American freedom - represented 'unfulfilled promises'. He added that the statue was irrelevant to non-white Americans, using as evidence the absence of representations of the statue when he visited a Chicano art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The Statue of Liberty has been dragged into the culture wars by Washington Post writer Philip Kennicott Many Twitter users disagreed vehemently with the attempt to drag Liberty into the culture wars, with one describing the piece as 'woke cr*p' and another calling Kennicott a 'snobbish little scold'. Kennicott's essay, entitled, 'Maybe it's time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up,' was accompanied by an illustration of the New York-based statue resting on someone's fingertip. He...
    The Statue of Liberty has been known for more than a century as one of the most preeminent symbols of American freedom – but now a Washington Post writer appears to be making the statue another target of cancel culture. Philip Kennicott, an art and architecture critic who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013, argues in an essay published Saturday that Lady Liberty stands for "hypocrisy and unfilled promises." Kennicott’s piece, titled, "Maybe it’s time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up," was accompanied by an illustration of the famous statue resting on someone’s fingertip – as if the statue were only a fraction of an inch tall instead of 151 feet (305 feet including the base). In arguing that the statue in New York Harbor has grown irrelevant, Kennicott uses as evidence the fact that he spotted no representations of the statue when he visited a Chicano art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. OLD GWEN BERRY PHOTO OF HER HOLDING AMERICAN FLAG GOES VIRAL AMID ANTHEM UPROAR He concludes from...
    ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Lady Liberty has a little sister for the Fourth of July weekend, as a 9 foot tall bronze statue that is a perfect replica of the Statue of Liberty arrived in New Jersey Wednesday.It was sent by France, just like the original, and followed the same path.An FDNY water cannon greeted the cargo ship CMA CGM NERVAL, which carried "Little Lady Liberty" as it arrived in the U.S.ALSO READ | New Jersey town cancels July 4th fireworks over crowded beach partyEMBED More News Videos Long Branch announced it will be postponing its July 4 fireworks due to a large beach party last weekend that was packed with out-of-towners. The 1,000 pound statue docked in Elizabeth, greeted by Governor Phil Murphy, French Ambassador Philippe Etienne, and others.The statue will then be placed at New York Harbor, where it will celebrate Independence Day facing its big sister from July 1 through 5.It will then travel to Washington D.C., to be installed at the French ambassador's residence in time for Bastille Day.The statue arrived following a nine day...
    A new, smaller version of the Statue of Liberty arrived Wednesday at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, a gift to the United States from France, 135 years after that nation presented the original Lady Liberty to the U.S.   The nearly-three-meter version of the statue arrived in New York after a nine-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The bronze statue is on loan for 10 years to the French embassy in Washington from the French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM). For the past decade it stood at the entrance to the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (the Musée des Arts et Métiers) in Paris. The French news agency reports the replica was created from a 3-D scan of the original plaster model from 1878 used by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi to build "La Liberté enlightening the world" offered by France to the United States in honor of its centennial in 1886.   During a ceremony in Paris earlier in June, as the replica was being packed up to be shipped, CNAM administrator Olivier Faron said the smaller...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A special ceremony was held Wednesday morning to welcome the Statue of Liberty’s so-called “little sister” to New York. The statue is approximately 9 feet tall and 1,000 pounds. READ MORE: Allison Mack Faces Sentencing For NXIVM Sex Trafficking It arrived on a container ship from France and will dock in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. READ MORE: Police: Intruder Punches Doorman In Face After Being Asked To Leave Queens Building Gov. Phi Murphy is expected to hold a ceremony with the French ambassador to welcome the statue to the U.S. MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Postal Worker Badly Beaten By Men On Dirt Bikes While On The Job In Brooklyn Ultimately, it will be placed on display at the French embassy in Washington, D.C.
    A miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty arrived in New Jersey after a week-long voyage from France on Wednesday morning and will be set up at Ellis Island for Independence Day.  The 10-foot, 1,000-pound statue has been on display at Paris's Musée des Arts et Métiers for the last 10 years, but was shipped to America under a joint effort by the Embassy of France in the United States, the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers and the shipping company CMA CGM Group.  The "Liberty Enlightening the World" by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a mini-replica of the French-designed Statue of Liberty, is waiting for its move, in Paris, Monday, June 7, 2021. A bronze 1/16 replica smaller but based on the original plaster cast of its big sister on Ellis Island, a gift from France, was given a sendoff Monday ahead of its trip to the United States where it will be displayed for Independence Day on July 4. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) "The arrival of the new Lady Liberty will celebrate the most central value of the...
    France is sending a second Statue of Liberty to be erected on Ellis Island, across the water from the original on Liberty Island. The 10-foot “little sister,” one-sixteenth the size of the original “New Colossus,” was taken out of France’s Museum of Arts and Crafts in a ceremony on Monday, a day after the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. “We want to send a very simple message: Our friendship with the United States is very important, particularly at this moment. We have to conserve and defend our friendship,” said Olivier Faron, the museum’s general administrator. BYSTANDER SLAPS FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON Created in 2009, the miniature statue is a replica of the original plaster cast that artist Frederic Auguste Bartholdi used to design the larger statue. The statue will stand at Ellis Island from July 1 to July 5 for Independence Day celebrations. It will then travel to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., for Bastille Day on July 14 and remain there for 10 more years. Bartholdi first sought approval...
    (CNN)The Statue of Liberty is getting a "little sister," a family donates a pretty penny to charity, and this classic form of cardio is making a comeback. Here are the must-watch videos of the week.Lady Liberty learns how to share her room JUST WATCHEDFrance is sending a second 'Statue of Liberty' to the USReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHFrance is sending a second 'Statue of Liberty' to the US 02:09More than a century after sending the Statue of Liberty on the same journey, France is giving the US a "little sister" replica. The scaled-down bronze version will be displayed on Ellis Island for Independence Day before heading to the French ambassador's residence in Washington, DC, for 10 years.A petty pennyJUST WATCHEDWhat mom and daughter did with 80,000 penny child support paymentReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHWhat mom and daughter did with 80,000 penny child support payment 01:48A father dropped off his final child support payment ... in pennies. The mother and daughter turned a dramatic scene into a heartwarming tale when they donated the 80,000 pennies to a charity.Read MoreSinkhole swallows parked carsJUST WATCHEDSinkhole...
    France is sending a miniature Statue of Liberty to the United States to help celebrate their 245th anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, according to CNN. The bronze statue, dubbed the “little sister,” is a 9-foot tall, 992-pound recreation of the original Statue of Liberty, where it had been initially installed at the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (CNAM) in Paris since 2011, CNN reported on Wednesday. A ceremony was held for the packaging, lifting and loading of the statue into a special container, according to CNN, which also took place on June 6, the 77-year anniversary of D-Day during World War Two. (RELATED: Are French People Grateful For The United States’ Help During World War II?) The Statue of Liberty’s “little sister” is leaving Paris for New York City ahead of Independence Day. A gift from France to America, it will first be displayed on Ellis Island and will then stay in Washington, DC, for 10 years. https://t.co/feYblNSK2h pic.twitter.com/1SiDiaUe87 — CNN (@CNN) June 9, 2021 “We want to send a very simple message: Our...
    Lady Liberty has a "little sister" and she’s on her way to the U.S. from France. A near 10-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty will be making two holiday appearances this summer, according to a joint press release from the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts and logistics company CMA CGM Group. LADY LIBERTY CELEBRATES 130 YEARS ON US SOIL The bronze recreation, which was made from the same plaster model that French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi used when he created the original landmark statue in 1878, will be displayed in New York City and the District of Columbia for a limited time this summer. Lady Liberty has a "little sister" and she’s on her way to the U.S. from France for a limited time. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) On June 19, the replica will "board" a ship in Le Havre, a major port in Upper Normandy and begin a nine-day journey across the Atlantic. Upon arrival in New York, the mini statue will be prepped for exhibition.  LADY LIBERTY STANDS...
    More On: statue of liberty The best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC this year From Wall St. to Harlem, the stories behind iconic NYC landmarks revealed New York, New Jersey now represent bulk of visitors to Lady Liberty Blogger tries to explain why she jumped into Hudson River Lady Liberty’s “little sister” is coming to Ellis Island just in time for Independence Day. The French government is sending the city a 10-foot bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, 135 years after the country first gifted the original national monument to the US, CNN reported. The new statue — which is one-sixteenth of the size of its big sister — has been installed at the National Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris since 2011, according to the report. It’s based on an exact replica of the original statue. The little lady will reportedly be shipped out of France next week and reach New York Harbor on July 1. After the 4th of July holiday, the statue will be housed at the French ambassador’s residence in Washington,...
    NASA has its eye on a huge asteroid that will skim past Earth later this month. Asteroid 441987 (2010 NY65) has made the US space agency's 'Earth Close Approach list' and is set to come near us on June 25. 2 The space rock could be up to 748 feet long. That's more than twice the size of the Statue of Liberty which stands at 305 feet. It's even almost as tall The Shard, which is 1,020 feet high and the UK's tallest building. The asteroid should shoot past Earth in the early hours of the morning on June 25. 2A huge asteroid will make a close approach on June 25Credit: Getty - Contributor It will be at it's closest at around 5am UTC to be precise. There is no need to panic though as the asteroid should only come within 3.7million miles However, in the grand scheme of space this isn't a large distance at all, so Nasa has still flagged it as a "close approach". Any fast moving space object that comes within around 4.65 million miles is...
    A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll it cold be dropped from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before running out has been created. A Japanese team of researchers developed the 300 metre (980ft) single-ply 'Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long' toilet paper to 'cut waste and reduce carbon footprint'. It is said to be among the longest toilet rolls currently on the market in Japan, with just two rolls providing as much paper as a standard 12 roll pack.  The firm behind the development, Marutomi Seishi Co, says this reduces the frequency of replacing and purchasing rolls, making it perfect for stockpiling. No information on a UK release is available, but you can buy 24 rolls - more than four miles of toilet paper - online for 4,390 yen, which is £28.50, or about £1.18 per roll.  A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll it cold be dropped from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before running out, has been created Each roll features a natural...
     Trevor Noah went after Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) once again on Monday night — brutally mocking the governor for chalking up the scrutiny he’s faced to “cancel culture.” “Bullying and groping women, a Mad Men office culture and pushing women to wear dresses and heels?” Noah said of the accusations the governor is facing. “I mean it sounds like Cuomo basically thought of himself like a bouncer outside a nightclub, which is convenient for him, because that might be his job in a couple of months.” The host then went on to joke that there have been so many accusations piling up against the governor, he’s going to have to bring back his PowerPoint slides just to keep track of the claims. “No one wants anything to do with Cuomo,” Noah said, adding that “many Democrats say that Cuomo can no longer effectively lead New York,” before pointing to a picture of him with a blanket over his shoulders. “And photos like this one aren’t helping,” Noah continued. “I mean, if you’re walking around outside wearing a blanket you don’t look like...
    An asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty will fly past Earth at 8:20pm GMT on Christmas Day, according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Studies. The asteroid, called 2014 SD224, will come within 0.02019 astronomical units, or nearly 1.9 million miles, from the Earth's surface.   2014 SD224 has a diameter anywhere between 302 and 690 feet (92 to 210 metres) – meaning it could be more than twice the size as the Statue of Liberty (305 feet) or bigger than Salisbury Cathedral (404 feet).  As 2014 SD224 flies past Earth, it will be travelling at a speed of 10 kilometres per second or more than 22,000 miles per hour – roughly 30 times the speed of sound.  Despite being around eight times further out than the Moon, the asteroid is classed as a near Earth object (NEO) and is being tracked by the space agency.  Asteroid 2014 SD224 (also known as 501647) and its trajectory in relation to the orbits of the planets in our Solar System. Earth's orbit is in light blue RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    It used to be impossible to find a New Yorker who’d visited the Statue of Liberty since grade school. But thanks to the pandemic, residents from the Empire State and neighboring Garden State now make up the bulk of traffic to the 305-foot green statue famous for having welcomed boats of immigrants to New York Harbor. “Right now you absolutely notice when someone is speaking another language besides English, whereas before we’d hear every language,” Rafael Abreu, director of sales and marketing for Statue Cruises, which operates the tourist boats, told The Post in an exclusive interview.  New York and New Jersey now account for 55 percent of all visitors to Liberty Island and its neighboring Ellis Island this year — up from 20 percent in years past, Abreu said. International tourists, meanwhile, now account for 4 percent of the traffic, down from 12 percent traditionally. Floridians and Californians are also coming in greater numbers than in years past. They are now ranked third and fourth, accounting for nine and six percent of domestic visitors. Neighboring Connecticut and...
    A humpback whale surfaced near the Statue of Liberty on December 8. The mammal was caught frolicking off New York Harbor and could be seen in front of One World Trade, The Statue of Liberty, and other city sights. Humpback whale in New York Harbor ready for closeup at Statue of Liberty https://t.co/wm99J2brZM pic.twitter.com/mFfBqwJh7u — Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) December 9, 2020 The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the sighting, which was captured on video and film by excited watchers. “We’re aware, but it’s pretty normal that we get whales out there,” Petty Officer Anthony Pappaly told Reuters. Spotted: A humpback whale in the Hudson River! ???? Whale sightings have increased in recent years in NYs waterways. Reasons for the uptick may include an improvement in local water quality, & an abundance of food sources like Atlantic menhaden. ????: @AndresJavierNYC, 12/07/2020 pic.twitter.com/EopS1DUp4G — NYC Parks (@NYCParks) December 8, 2020 Data shows that over a dozen humpback whales have been spotted in New York waters. But its an exciting spotting nonetheless. Especially for one boat captain. “The...
    Some New Yorkers had their “Call me Ishmael” moment when a Humpback whale was spotted in the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty earlier this week. A photo of the whale captured Dec. 8 by photographer Bjoern Kils -- who runs the New York Media Boat that tours around New York City -- has been going viral on social media. The whale was also spotted near One World Trade Center and other spots on the water around New York before leaving the area. Kils was the photographer who captured the last image of a humpback whale in the area that surfaced in 2016. "It was neat. It definitely brought a bit of excitement to our day," Kils told Insider. "It's been a slow year for the company because of the lack of tourism. So when we know there's a whale out here, we fully document it but also provide a secure area to protect it.” According to reports, the whale was approximately 40-feet long and it slapped its tail twice in the water during its surprise appearance in front...
    Some New Yorkers had their “Call me Ishmael” moment when a Humpback whale was spotted and caught on camera in the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty before being followed by other sightings in that area. Photographer Bjoern Kils, who runs the New York Media Boat that tours around New York City, captured a photo of a humpback whale during a trip on Tuesday, Dec. 8, that has since gone viral. The whale was also spotted near One World Trade Center and other iconic spots on the water around New York before leaving the area. Kils was also the photographer who captured the last image of a humpback whale in the area that surfaced in 2016. "It was neat. It definitely brought a bit of excitement to our day," Kils told Insider. "It's been a slow year for the company because of the lack of tourism. So when we know there's a whale out here, we fully document it but also provide a secure area to protect it.” According to reports, the whale was approximately 40-feet long and it...
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