For Her 125th Birthday, the Statue of Liberty Gets Webcams on Her Torch

What do you give a 125-year-old statue for her birthday? Webcams, of course! This coming Friday, to commemorate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886, five cameras will be switch on in the momument’s torch, which stands about 305 feet off the ground.

The webcams will allow any internet user to “gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time,” reports the Associated Press. Those views have been unavailable to the public since 1916. Read More


  1. stan chaz says:

    It is a fitting tribute, on Lady Liberty’s 125th Anniversary, to have the hardy participants of Occupy Wall Street “standing watch” a few miles north, across the harbor. If Lady Liberty could talk, I’m sure she’d tell them: Thank You..for keeping the torch of liberty burning brightly; Thank you..for helping to renew the freedoms and ideals upon which this great country was founded. She’d be proud!

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