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Monday, December 25, 2023

Inside the Statue of Liberty: What does she look like from the inside?

  Rajesh Kumar Rana       Monday, December 25, 2023


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Inside the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the main symbol of the United States of America. All of us have seen her image on posters, in feature films and in paintings by artists. However, few people imagine how the Statue of Liberty looks inside. Let's fill this annoying gap :)

The Statue of Liberty is a huge monumental sculpture rising 93 meters from the ground. The whole structure consists of three large parts: the base, the pedestal and, in fact, the statue itself. Let's take a virtual tour of all parts of the Statue of Liberty :)

Inside the Statue of Liberty

See also: The Statue of Liberty Torch - A Symbol of Freedom and Hope

We go to the base

So, let's start our virtual tour from the base. The base is a three-stage concrete structure with a height of 19.87 meters in the form of an irregular eleven-angle. A pedestal and a statue rest on it.

The structure has an entrance leading to a spacious observation deck. There are three steps at the base. And each of them has viewing platforms. From the topmost of them offers a good view of the harbor.

However, the view from the observation deck of the pedestal or the head of the statue will be much more breathtaking. So let's move on :)

Rise to the pedestal

Having overcome a small staircase, we find ourselves in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

This is a huge rectangular concrete "bedside table" 27 meters high. It is not monolithic. Inside the pedestal is an extensive hall for visitors and a museum. If you want to learn more about the history of the Statue of Liberty, then you can look into the museum.

However, we will still see enough of the museum exhibits. Move on.

We overcome 192 steps, and we find ourselves at the top of the pedestal. It is 44 meters above the ground. Like the base, the granite pedestal has an observation deck. From it it is already possible to survey not only the Upper New York Bay, but also the city.

There are 44 meters of granite and concrete below us, and 31 tons of copper on top, rising 46 meters!

Crawling in a statue

Why "crawl"? Because from the feet to the head of the statue - the end point of our virtual journey - you have to overcome 356 steps. So if you had a “troika” in physical education at school, then you will have a hard time :)

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Inside the statue of Liberty crown

There is an elevator inside the building. But you want to see live what is inside the statue? :) If you didn't give up in the face of difficulties, you will have to courageously overcome all 356 steps of the spiral staircase.

The climbing process can be tiring. In this case, impromptu benches are provided on the stairs.

The ascent may seem too long for you. But before it was even worse. The stairs were straight. Therefore, the journey took much more time and effort.

If you look around, you will not see anything remarkable. Contrary to conspiracy theories, the Bilderberg Club does not sit here and the US nuclear control center is not located. Well, or they are well camouflaged :) There are only metal beams, cables, rivets, lamps around. One gets the feeling that he was at an industrial enterprise, and not inside an art object.

Finally, with a last grunt of victory, we ended up in the head of the Statue of Liberty.

To be more precise - in the crown. We are at a small observation deck. 20 people can easily fit here. This is if you stand back to back :)

There are 25 windows in the crown. They offer breathtaking views of the bay.

I think it was worth spending time and effort, albeit virtual, to see it all!

The head of the Statue of Liberty is not the highest point of the monument. The highest one is the torch in the right hand. There is a separate staircase entrance. The torch once also had a public viewing platform. But it has not functioned for many years.

It's just not clear why. Otherwise, the caretakers are afraid that the design of the arm will not withstand the fat carcasses of tourists. Not that they fear for the lives of mentally unbalanced citizens who can jump down from the torch.

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