The symbol of America, the monument of freedom and independence, the most well-known sculpture in the world – it’s the Statue of Liberty.
The monument has became so incredibly popular that the numerous copies and replicas were installed in many places and countries. Of course, in USA many cities can be proud to have their own Lady of Liberty. Below we’d like to show the replicas of the Statue of Liberty that one can see in the US and don’t forget to check our next posts for the images of the Liberty all around the world!
But first, the most well-known of all the statues:
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States.
From 1902 to 2002, visitors to Midtown Manhattan were occasionally disoriented by what seemed to be an impossibly nearby view of the statue. They were seeing a 30-foot (9.1 m) high replica located at 43 West 64th Street atop the Liberty Warehouse. In February 2002 the statue was removed by the building’s owners to allow the building to be expanded. It was donated to the Brooklyn Museum of Art which installed it in its sculpture garden on October 2005.
Two 30-foot (9.1 m) copper replicas stand atop the Liberty National Bank Building in Buffalo, New York, nearly 108 m (354 ft) above street level.
In order to promote the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, the city of New York had 42 different 8’6″ Statue of Liberty replicas, each in different locations in the city (34 outdoors, 8 indoors). Each is uniquely designed with different team colors and logos, along with several ones with the All-Star Game logo or different New York landmarks. This is similar to what was done with the cows in Chicago, the fish in Baltimore, the angels in Los Angeles, and the Mr. Potato Head’s in the state of Rhode Island. 9″ replicas can be bought of the larger replicas.
Statue of Liberty at City Beach in Sandpoint, Idaho, at the end of a concrete pier.
Duluth, Minnesota, has a small copy of the Statue of Liberty on the west side of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, in the center of a clearing surrounded by pine trees where it may be passed unnoticed. It was presented to the city by some of Bartholdi’s descendants residing in Duluth.
There is a half-size replica at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Statue of Liberty posed like Marilyn Monroe over the subway grate. Las Vegas NY Casino
Another smaller replica stands in Las Vegas, on West Sahara Avenue. The pedestal once housed a local business, Statue of Liberty Pizza. Today it advertises Liberty Tax Service, a tax preparation firm.
The city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota erected a replacement bronze reproduction standing 9 ft (2.7 m) tall in McKennan Park atop the original pedestal for a long-missing wooden Liberty replica.
A 36-foot (11 m) tall bronze replica, accurately based on Bartholdi’s “Liberty Enlightening the World”, stands in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. It was cast in 1956 at the Société Antoine Durenne foundry in Somerville Haut Marne, France for placement in 1958 atop the Liberty National Life Insurance Company Building in downtown Birmingham. It was relocated and placed on a 60-foot (18 m) tall granite pedestal adjacent to Interstate 459 in 1989.
A 25 ft (7.6 m) tall Statue of Liberty replica sits on the ruins of the late Marysville Bridge (erected on a platform (pier)) in the Dauphin Narrows of Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg. The replica was built by a local activist Gene Stilp on July 2, 1986; it was made of venetian blinds and stood 18 feet (5.5 m) tall. Six years later, after it was destroyed in a windstorm, it was rebuilt by Stilp and other local citizens, of wood, metal, glass and fiberglass, to a height of 25 feet (7.6 m). The picture is by crownover.
A Lego replica of the Statue of Liberty consisting of 2882 bricks and standing 0.9 m (3 ft) is a popular sculpture among Lego enthusiasts. The statue went out of production, but due to popular demand was returned to sale. A much larger replica built entirely in Lego can be seen in Legoland Billund. A smaller version of the Billund model is on display at the Legoland California amusement park.
An 11-foot (3.4 m) miniature Statue of Liberty (holding a Bible instead of a tablet) currently stands atop a 15-foot (4.6 m) pedestal outside the Liberty Recycling plant in San Marcos, California. The company was named after the statue, which has been moved throughout northern San Diego County for over 80 years, originating at Liberty Hotel in Leucadia in the 1920s.
A 25-foot (7.6 m) replica of the Statue, lofting a Christian cross, holding the Ten Commandments, and named the “Statue of Liberation through Christ”, was erected by a predominantly African-American church in Memphis, Tennessee on July 4, 2006.
Lady Liberty at Haldimand Bay, Mackinac Island, Michigan. The Boy Scouts of America celebrated their fortieth anniversary in 1950 with the theme of “Strengthen the Arm of Liberty”. Between 1949 and 1952, approximately two hundred 100-inch (2.5 m) replicas of the statue, made of stamped copper, were purchased by Boy Scout troops and donated in 39 states in the U.S. and several of its possessions and territories. The project was the brainchild of Kansas City businessman, J.P. Whitaker, who was then Scout Commissioner of the Kansas City Area Council. The copper statues were manufactured by Friedley-Voshardt Co. (Chicago, Illinois) and purchased through the Kansas City Boy Scout office by those wanting one. The statues are approximately 8½ feet (2.6 m) tall without the base, constructed of sheet copper, weigh 290 pounds (130 kg), and originally cost $350 plus freight. The mass-produced statues are not great art nor meticulously accurate (a conservator notes that “her face isn’t as mature as the real Liberty. It’s rounder and more like a little girl’s”), but they are cherished, particularly since 9/11. Many have been lost or destroyed, but preservationists have been able to account for about a hundred of them, and BSA Troop 101 of Cheyenne, Wyoming has collected photographs of over 100 of them.
A small replica stands on the grounds of the Cherokee Capitol Building in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a gift from the local Boy Scouts in 1950.
Fargo, North Dakota also has a replica of the Statue of Liberty on the corner of Main Avenue & 2nd Street at the entrance of the Main avenue bridge.
There is one also on Alki Beach, in Seattle, Washington. The Statue of Liberty, a small replica of the original “Liberty Enlightening the World” in New York City, was a gift from Reginald H. Parsons and the Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1952. The statue has become such a symbol of liberty and courage that it became a place to mourn, to reflect, and to leave mementos after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas has a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
There is a replica on the shoreline of Lake Chaubunagungamaug in Webster, Massachusetts.
There is one in front of the old Sioux City, Iowa auditorium.
A replica of the Statue of Liberty stands in a roadway park on Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida.
A small replica stands atop a pedestal in Dalton, Georgia on Walnut Avenue. This statue stands at the top of the Liberty Square shopping center sign.
There is a small replica across from city hall in Medford, Oregon.
A small Statue of Liberty replica welcomes all east-bound travelers on US-80 entering Forney, Texas.
A small replica welcomes residents, visitors and business people alike, in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin.