Liberty Enlightening the World. That’s the title of patent #USD11023 granted to one Auguste Bartholdi on February 18, 1879. You might know it better as the Statue of Liberty.
You probably know that the Statue of Liberty underwent a massive restoration in the 1980s, but you may not know why. Well-meaning attempts to conserve the statue ended up turning it into a battery and ripping it apart.
It took a very long time for the Statue of Liberty to find a home on Liberty Island. In fact, for several years, her creators showed off pieces of her body in NYC and Philadelphia in an effort to drum up funds to finance the statue's completion. The picture above is from New York City's Madison Square Park, where her …
Copycat architecture isn't just popular in China, but everywhere around the world. Here are some of the weirdest replicas of the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower.
The last time France saw the Statue of Liberty, the copper sculpture was in pieces, being shipped to New York for permanent installation. But this summer in Paris, Vietnamese artist Danh Vo has installed his recreation of the iconic monument in 30 copper fragments, each an exact replica of the original—right down to…
We're used to seeing modern landmarks in their completed glory, but we gain a new appreciation for those familiar monuments when we see them in progress, and remember all the labor that went into bringing them to life.
The Statue of Liberty stands for American hopes and dreams, an emblem of both New York City and the American gateway. That's precisely why so many film directors and video game creators love to smash Lady Liberty to bits. But who do you think did the best job of damaging or destroying the Statue of Liberty?
In science fiction filmdom, the destruction of the Statue of Liberty is merely a sign that the carnage is chugging along at a steady tack. But reality provides some equally strange views of Lady Liberty, particularly when she was under construction in Paris during the mid-1880s. Here are some curious photographs of…
We were excited to hear that the Statue of Liberty had been outfitted with some rad webcams in honor of her 125th birthday. Well Big Mother's eyes in the sky just went live and holy hell are they cool.
Soon you'll be able to see the world from Lady Liberty's vantage without ever visiting New York. The Statue of Liberty is getting a sweet 125th birthday gift: five webcams that will broadcast sweeping panoramas 24 hours a day.
This Brooklyn apartment has everything you desire. Privacy, space and a breath-taking panoramic view that will knock your socks off.
Thanks to some photoshop wizardry, we have a picture of what the Statue of Liberty looked like in her younger years. Which is to say, very penny like! But no matter what color her dress is, she's still a beaut.
We're used to seeing the Statue of Liberty get trashed in speculative fiction, but this strange cartoon from Harper's Weekly on May 28, 1887 turned Lady Liberty into a dystopian, Castle Greyskull-style train station.
In an admirable effort to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Staute of Liberty, the U.S. Post Office has issued a commemorative first-class stamp! Of the wrong Statue of Liberty.
I know that this must have happened more than once, but for the love of Thor, what a spectacular shot this is. The Lady of the Harbor standing still against the forces of nature.
While almost all of science fiction is a direct comment of the time in which it was created more so than a prediction of the future, paleo-futurism is more often a direct prediction of the future. This image of "advertising in the near future," while not science fiction, is clearly more a comment on the period in…