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Welcome to a new short series highlighting the many surprising art and architectural finds that are located both in New York City and in Paris. In honor of the 127th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty dedication, we’re starting with this iconic symbol first. While the statue on Liberty Island is the most famous, it is far from the only one in existence.

The Statue of Liberty (officially Liberty Enlightening the World) has always maintained a connection to its native France. It was dreamt up by Edouard Rene Lefebvre de Laboulaye, a French abolitionist, lawyer, and poet. Its exterior was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor, its interior created by Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer. It was built in France and paid for by its citizens.

New York City

Besides Liberty Island,  the Statue of Liberty can also be found in at least four other locations.

1. Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum Statue of Liberty

Around 1900, William H. Flattau, a Russian auctioneer, commissioned a thirty foot replica of the Statue of Liberty for the roof of his Liberty Warehouse on 43 West 64th Street. In 2002, when the warehouse was converted into apartments, the statue was brought to the Brooklyn Museum. It currently resides in the museum’s Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden.

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6 Comments

  1. Buckley says:

    there’s anoter rooftop statue similar to the one on 161st street in LIC on 46 rd between 11 st and 21 st

  2. Alex Bernardin says:

    Nice write up, but I’m hearing that you guys are lifting photos from other sites without checking with the photographer. That’s not cool. Is that your standard practice? I see you took the time to put a copyright symbol on some of them, which implies that you do understand copyrighting… i think you should be more respectful.

    • michelle young says:

      Hi Alex, these photos with copyright are all taken by our staff (Benjamin and myself). As a policy we use our own photos or Creative Commons images. Since we are a crowdsourced publication there have been images in the past where this has occurred and we have been taking steps to rectify that among our contributors as it should not be acceptable.

  3. George Myers says:

    Buffalo, New York: Twin Statues Of Liberty Atop An Office Building

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