Lady Liberty is 125 Years Old

Lady Liberty is 125 Years Old 1The Statue of Liberty turns 125 today. In celebration, a series of webcams will be installed on, and around, her torch to give unprecedented views not seen by visitors to the monument.

Live video footage from 5 web cams donated by Earthcam, Inc., will stream vista views of the New York City harbor and skyline.

A ceremony marking the marking the 125th anniversary of the statue’s original dedication will pre-cede the cameras going live. The original dedication took place on October 29, 1886.

Starting Saturday, Lady Liberty will close for one year to undergo a $28 million renovation; which include upgrades to the pedestal, new stairways and elevators.

Liberty Enlightening the World“, the full name of the Lady Liberty, was first designated as a National Monument in 1924. As a gift from France in 1886, it has become recognized as a symbol of freedom all over the world.

According to the National Park Service, an estimated 3.5 million people visit the national park each year.

Be one of the first to visit via the new web cams.  Click here to see the live web cameras on Earthcam.com.

Tell us which of the 5 views you enjoyed the most.

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