Bonus #2: The 1982 Competition to Reimagine the Statue of Liberty

1983-Reimagining Statue of Liberty-Storefront for Art and Architecture Competition-Poster
Image courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture

In 1983, as the centennial of the Statue of Liberty dedication approached in 1986, the Storefront for Art and Architecture launched an open call competition to reimagine the New York City landmark for the contemporary era. In this re-tooling of the Statue of Liberty, Storefront writes that it solicited designs for “a new symbol of collective freedom and equality that would resonate more distinctly with contemporary culture, thereby inviting a critical appraisal of the role of the monument in contemporary society.” See all the entries here.

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