Kids’ Update: Visit the Statue of Liberty

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You can visit the Statue of Liberty like never before with a Virtual Tour inside and outside the great American symbol. Last year, architect Paul Davidson spent ten nights inside the Statue of Liberty. He and his team carried out a first-of-its-kind laser scan of Lady Liberty, capturing the statue’s interior during the hours when it wasn’t full of tourists — 6:00 pm to 7:00 am. His scans have been turned into a virtual tour. You can see inside the crown and the torch, and even climb Lady Liberty’s arm! The most difficult part of the project was taking the scans in a statue that’s always moving! It was build with a flexible support system that’s meant to sway in the wind (It was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel who’s famous tower also sways in the wind). Davidson has noted that it was something like being on a boat.

When “Liberty Enlightening the World” was dedicated in 1886, it was the highest structure in all of New York City. Now you can see it in a whole new way — Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour.

The Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour is part of the National Park Service Historic American Buildings Survey. Read more here.

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