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2021-10-20 8:18:14 PM  
You mean, Ze Germaaaans?
 
2021-10-20 8:38:59 PM  
Don't mention the war!

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2021-10-20 8:51:13 PM  
My Dad took me to the SOL when I was a toddler.  I remember it vividly; hours climbing the spiral staircase (in a long line to the crown.  I imagine that tons of people ascending the arm would be risky.  (50+ years ago)
 
2021-10-20 10:05:36 PM  
By 1980, corrosion and leaks  from rain along with damage from the bombing had rendered the original torch damaged well  beyond repair it was removed from the statue on July the 4th 1984 and replaced with a gold-plated  replica that remained much more faithful to the  original version and design by the end of 1984  the old torch.

The old torch what?
 
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2021-10-20 10:06:58 PM  

Walker: By 1980, corrosion and leaks  from rain along with damage from the bombing had rendered the original torch damaged well  beyond repair it was removed from the statue on July the 4th 1984 and replaced with a gold-plated  replica that remained much more faithful to the  original version and design by the end of 1984  the old torch.

The old torch what?


The old torch, she ain't what she used to be.
 
2021-10-21 4:32:15 AM  
I'll bet it looked great in the original copper color.
 
2021-10-21 7:09:22 AM  
Apparently it was over when the Germans bombed NY harbor...
 
2021-10-21 8:05:22 AM  
Funny they should mention that.

A very interesting video and I had no idea there was a dispute over the island, statue and waters.

Who Owns The Statue of Liberty?
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2021-10-21 8:34:42 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: My Dad took me to the SOL when I was a toddler.  I remember it vividly; hours climbing the spiral staircase (in a long line to the crown.  I imagine that tons of people ascending the arm would be risky.  (50+ years ago)


Risky? More like a sure thing. Medical or psychological incidents, I mean.

Given the size of some (many?) American tourists I've seen, structural integrity could also be an issue.
Imagine some 330 lb tourist getting up the ladder, admiring the view, and then deciding they're too scared to come down?

Also: ladder? I can only imagine how much fun it would be standing in line (in the crown?), waiting until the person in the torch has decided to come down, then inching one person ahead, every 5 minutes (not including the 10 minutes of ladder climbing and descending).

I think it's a good decision on the NPS's part.
 
2021-10-21 8:57:34 AM  
They could repair the damage, but lets blame the Germans.

I agree that the real problem is that it uses a ladder.
 
2021-10-21 1:05:13 PM  

Flowery Twats: TheHighlandHowler: My Dad took me to the SOL when I was a toddler.  I remember it vividly; hours climbing the spiral staircase (in a long line to the crown.  I imagine that tons of people ascending the arm would be risky.  (50+ years ago)

Risky? More like a sure thing. Medical or psychological incidents, I mean.

Given the size of some (many?) American tourists I've seen, structural integrity could also be an issue.
Imagine some 330 lb tourist getting up the ladder, admiring the view, and then deciding they're too scared to come down?

Also: ladder? I can only imagine how much fun it would be standing in line (in the crown?), waiting until the person in the torch has decided to come down, then inching one person ahead, every 5 minutes (not including the 10 minutes of ladder climbing and descending).

I think it's a good decision on the NPS's part.


Having climbed a bunch of lighthouses over the years, I have run into this exact issue. The ranger would have to go up and try to talk the scared (usually) woman down from wherever she was stuck.
 
2021-10-21 5:09:20 PM  
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Or so the Germans would have us believe....
 
2021-10-21 7:57:09 PM  
Having seen the film Ghostbusters II, I would not want to go into that torch.
 
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