Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, USA • 360° Aerial Panorama
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There is a new panorama over the Statue of Liberty added to the virtual tour shot over New York in 2007. Unfortunately, the pilot couldn't go closer though before the start had promised to go 100 meters close to the statue. In this case we would see the tourists walking inside the crown on head of the Liberty.
Well, what is common between a stitching machine, boxing fights, Russia and freedom? The right answer is a statue, this particular and famous all over the world the Statue of Liberty in New York.
This gift of the French citizens was dedicated to one hundred anniversary of the American Revolution became a visit card of the city and all the country, a symbol of freedom and democracy. However, a symbol's prototype for the face and the body was... the wife of Isaac Zinger, who was a creator of the same named stitching machines.
Such huge "presents" are not given as a surprise and the generous gesture details have been discussed for ages. According to the mutual agreement, America had to build a pedestal and France had to create the statue and to mount it in the USA. However, in the end of XIX century there was lack of money on the both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Undoubtedly, sooner or later (rather later because the "present" was 10 year late for the anniversary) the funds were found. German concrete (material of a socle) and Russian copper (material of the sculpture itself) were used for the statue creation.
It is considered that the author of the statue is sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. But this monument appeared not only with his efforts but also thanks to well known Gustave Eiffel, the author of the famous Eiffel Tower. Exactly he designed the internal structure which gives durability to the sculpture.
Rather long time the U.S. Lighthouse Service has been in charge to maintain the main symbol of freedom in good conditions. But then it was enunciated the national monument and became an area of responsibility of the National Park Service.
The height of the Statue of Liberty from the top part of the socle until the torch is 46.05 m. If we measure the sculpture together with its pedestal, then the height from the ground until the top of the torch is 92.99 m. Even the small parts of the Statue of Liberty are far from the tiny forms: only its nose is longer than one meter.
There are 7 rays in the crown of the statue. They are symbols of 7 seas and 7 continents. To climb the Statue of Liberty it's necessary to overcome 192 footsteps. From the ground to the crown there are 354 footsteps, but the torch is closed for the tourists to be seen.
To secure such a treasure isn't easy business and the statue has been damaged many times. For instance, the percussion of the explosion on the neighboring isle in 1916 injured the Liberty and particularly its torch. But after the restoration in 1982 the statue has got a laser illumination which allows it to glow in the dark.
In the 80's the monument became an object of a trick of famous illusionist David Copperfield. He could realize that the statue disappeared for a short while with the help of a portable radio transmitter, radars and illumination.
At present time the monument is opened for the excursions, though, from time to time, the ability to visit it is limited as it was after the act of terror of September 11, 2001. If you climb till the highest point (it is a crown now), you can admire the picturesque views of New York Harbor and the South End of Manhattan. But it's much more interesting to observe this giant from an outsider's viewpoint! I offer you to realize this fascinating trip.
28 July 2010
RUDRESH M, India
"우연히 알게되었는데 너무나 환상적이네요.
아름다운 이미지와 영상 그리고 음악까지 환상적입니다."
hyeji Jo, Korea
"I donated the first time they started working on the building and grounds. I later was able to come and tour the building. In fact my name was on the wall as a donating. Beautiful place to visit and so much history."
Nadine Cavanaugh, USA
"Liberty Island is in New Jersey"
Kenneth Fredriksen, USA
chen guo-zhang, China
"Love all of these, but the music playing in the background on the NY slide is beautiful...can you tell me the name of the song."
Joseph DiCanio, Jr, USA
Varvara, AirPano: Thank you, Joseph! In this panorama you listen Richard Clayderman — «Dolannes Melodie»
"I want to go but my father not let me go. Thanks"
Gunjan Gupta, India
"It was my Third time in Us........when i had seen this Lady.........It was very Enjoyable moment....Thanks a lot"
Mohammad Zaid, India
"Love all the site but what is the name of the tune that is playing with the New York slide. It is truly lovely. Thank you"
Janice Vencelov, USA
"All very beautiful. Thank you very much!!!"
Olaf Hernández, Mexico
"Visited New York and was closer to the Statue of Liberty but the view all around with the melodious music is Super!"
Suhasini Goud, USA
"vedute meravigliose, ma non vedo la mia Italia, dove la posso trovare?
Ringrazio di quanto mi aiuterai e complimenti per meravigliose vedute del mondo.
pascal fab, Italy
"To be a citizen of the USA is wonderful when I can claim something as beautiful as the Lady. Our world and all its treasures are better than any words I can write."
Peggy Lawson, USA
"Loved the video of Liberty & New York etc. Brought back very pleasant memories of USA from our last visit just before Sandy. Really appreciate the US of A and wish more people from Aus could visit. Thanks."
Frank Andersen, Australia
"Am I just missing something or is there nothing on Canada? I love some of the others I have had a chance to visit!"
Debbie Parent, Canada
"i just visited this place,it is wonderful,but i could not go nd see it completly as it was still under renovation.A must place to see when u r in US"
rajesh jhaveri, India
"More than I saw in person when living there log ago! Music is great also. Thanks"
Frances Colleen, USA
"We visited The Lady in 2011 and were lucky enough to get tickets to the crown. A wonderful experience indeed. Love the panorama view, thanks for sharing."
Diane Clifford, Australia
"Very good very clever"
Jerry van Poll, USA
"great view...from my home! thanks."
subramanian ramakrishnan, India
"In 2007 I alongwith my wife and son had visited this
place, but it took too much time to reach there from our residence in Delaware. Still worth to see seating and standing within it. VERY VERY FINE."
KIRIT BHAGAT, India
"Nice place, the largest and longest beautiful sea beach of the world is in cox's bazar, Bangladesh."
Badrul Hasan Rubel, Bangladesh
PRASHANT ODY, India
Sam Alexander, India
"WOW !!! Nothing could beat this. satish"
satish kaveripatnam, India
"Smokey mts would be cades coves one of the woders of the world"
Barry Ayres, USA
"I was searching for places from India? Until I find them - no rating."
Rabinarayan Senapati, India
Varvara, AirPano: Dear Rabinarayan, please, view http://www.airpano.com/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Taj-Mahal-India, cause it seems to us that Taj Mahal is in India. If you want to find some place, you can use search service of our site.
"It would have been more fantastic if closer views are shown which are in my memory. Thank you."
Balu R, India
"I may never see it in my lifetime, but now I have and thank you. God Bless America"
Beverly Woolley, USA
"God Bless the USA - Beautiful view of Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty."
Mary Jane Diskin, USA
"I lived in New York in the middle fortys as a boy.
Visited the lady many times with family and guests. A beautiful sight. Still chokes me up."
Ron Ihrig, USA
"I don't know how anyone could not be amazed by this. All I can say is WOW!"
Bo Ferris, USA
"Sailed to Scandinavia in 1956 from Pier 57?"
Audrey Andersen, Canada
"The statue is in the waters of New Jersey but I believe New York and New Jersey share responsibility"
chaari Arago, USA
Varvara, AirPano: The Statue of Liberty is closer to New Jersey than New York and, in fact, resides in New Jersey's waters. However, it has been established as part of the 8th Congressional District of New York according to the U.S. Geological Survey. New Jersey has never claimed rights to the island. http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/where-is-the-statue-of-liberty-located/
"Wonderful !!! Thanks & GOD BLESS !!!!!"
Cyrus Patel, India
"It is indeed beautiful to see such a wonderful view of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty islands."
Franko Dsouza, Kuwait
"what wonderful reminder of a fabulous holiday we had again in the big apple, can't wait to see her again in 2014. Thankyou NEW YORK"
allan timbrell, United Kingdom
Girish Joshi, India
"This is a free armchair view of something we cannot get if not for the Internet. Thanks for view"
ju boo dr. lim, Malaysia
"Terrorists have made the view less spectacular, not the photographer. I boat in the area and am always impressed, as are my guests, by the view of The Lady. When you are allowed to get a little closer, you realize how huge it is in size, concept, and symbolism."
Phil Maxwell, USA
"Our Govt. in Mumbai(Past-Bombay) is thinking on same line to build a statue of Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj --- A Maratha warrior. Only thing is I don't know when!"
Dilip Bhende, India
"Excelentes fotos, le felicito por su buen trabajo"
roman elias, Peru
"Je mi 57 let-úžasné Děkuji."
Jan Taut, Czech Republic
"Very spectacular, and have a chance I'm going to visit"
温 兴华, China
milan mori, India
"My Country, like no other..."
Dan Dean, USA
"Excellent. It would have been more fantastic if closer
views are shown in between. Thank you."
Asutosh Kalyan, India
Varvara, AirPano: Thank you for your message. Good luck!
"yes, the more closer the more better .
to your next works for it ,the more closer .
yang shanwu, China
"JUST OK NOT AS GREAT AS I HAD EXPECTED"
MAHESH M, India
Varvara, AirPano: Well, perhaps, another views will impress you more?
Jose Braz de Lucca, Brazil