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The Statue of Liberty, which you can see in real time with the help of this webcam in New York, is one of the main symbols of this world’s largest metropolis and one of the most recognizable symbols of the United States of America around the world. The statue was established in 1886 on one of the smaller islands in the southern part of New York harbor, about 2.7 km from Manhattan Island and less than 1 km from New Jersey. As the location of the Statue of Liberty in New York, was chosen the island with the same name – Liberty Island. The total height of the statue (from the ground to the top point of the torch) is 93 meters, and the height of the statue without a concrete pedestal is 46 meters. It mean that the base and the statue itself are practically equal in height.
This webcam overlooking the Statue of Liberty in New York periodically makes zoom so that everyone can see the famous symbol of freedom in detail. True, because of the strong wind that is almost constant in the harbor of New York, this webcam can sometimes be turned to the side or down. In such cases, you see a statue of Liberty only partially or completely only see water and gulls, especially when the webcam does the maximum zoom. If the statue is in the center of the frame, you can zoom it yourself, using special virtual buttons in the upper left corner of the playback window. One of the features of this New York City webcam with the see on the Statue of Liberty is the presence of sound, so you can hear the sound of the wind, the splashing of the waves, the cries of the seagulls and the sound of the boat motors that float alongside the webcam.
From 2000 to 2004, tourists were forbidden to visit the statue because of fear of terrorist acts. However, now you can visit the Statue of Liberty, which is a symbol of democracy and freedom of the United States, anyone who wants, however, it is better to buy tickets in advance, because The number of daily visitors is limited. Special ferries leave for Liberty Island from Battery Park in the south of Manhattan. In addition to visiting Liberty Island, today there is an opportunity to visit the museum of this statue (located inside of pedestal) and climb to the very top of the statue. In order to get to the crown of the monument, you need to overcome 356 steps. The occupation is rather tedious, but the metropolis that is opening from the statue to the built-up skyscrapers is worth it. Of course, there is a special elevator, but in front of it is usually a large queue of elderly visitors and parents with young children.
Not everyone knows that the Statue of Liberty is a gift of France to the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the United States, and Gustave Eiffel, who was responsible for making the steel frame and the copper shell, took part in the design. The concrete base of the statue was built by the Americans, while the money was collected with the help of donations. The grand opening of the Statue of Liberty, which is the central object of this New York City web camera (broadcast by EarthCam) took place on October 28, 1886, and in a light green color the statue completely was colored only 20 years after installation. For so many years it was required that the copper facing of the Statue of Liberty completely covered with patina and acquired that appearance, which we can see when visiting New York, in all the films about this city and with the help of this live webcam in New York. Enjoy watching!