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