Replicas of the Statue of Liberty
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Hundreds of smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been created worldwide.
This second Statue of Liberty in Paris is near the Grenelle Bridge on the Île aux Cygnes, a man-made island in the river Seine (48°51′0″N 2°16′47″E), 11.50 m (37 feet 9 inches) high. Inaugurated on July 4, 1889, it looks southwest, downriver along the Seine. Its tablet bears two dates: "IV JUILLET 1776" (July 4, 1776: the United States Declaration of Independence) like the New York statue, and "XIV JUILLET 1789" (July 14, 1789: the storming of the Bastille). This statue is shown in the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets as one of the historic locations.
Musée des Arts et Métiers
The original plaster, the first project (286 cm) finished in 1878 by Auguste Bartholdi that was used to make the famous statue in New York is in the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. This original plaster was bequeathed by the artist’s widow in 1907, together with part of the artist’s estate. On the square outside the Musée des Arts et Métiers’s entrance is a bronze made from this plaster (same size), number 1 from an original edition of 12, made by the Museum and cast by Susse Fondeur Paris.
Flame of Liberty
A life-size copy of the torch, Flame of Liberty, can be seen above the entrance to the Pont de l'Alma tunnel near the Champs Elysees in Paris. It was given to the city as a return gift in honor of the Centennial Celebration of the statue's dedication. Since it is above the Pont de l'Alma car tunnel in which Princess Diana died, the torch became an unofficial memorial to the Princess.
Another replica is the Bordeaux Statue of Liberty. This 2.5 m (8 ft) statue is in the city of Bordeaux in Southwest France. The first Bordeaux statue was seized and melted down by the Nazis in World War II. The statue was replaced in 2000 and a plaque was added to commemorate the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. On the night of March 25, 2003, unknown vandals poured red paint and gasoline on the replica and set it on fire. The vandals also cracked the pedestal of the plaque. The mayor of Bordeaux, former prime minister Alain Juppé, condemned the attack.
There is a replica in the northwest of France, in the small town of Barentin near Rouen. It was made for a French movie, Le Cerveau ("the brain"), directed by Gérard Oury and featuring actors Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil.
A 12 m (39 ft 4 in) replica of the Statue of Liberty in Colmar, the city of Bartholdi's birth, was dedicated on July 4, 2004, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death. It stands at the north entrance of the city. The Bartholdi Museum in Colmar contains numerous models of various sizes made by Bartholdi during the process of designing the statue.
There is a replica in Poitiers, one of the French towns with the biggest student populations, that was inaugurated in 1903.
Other French cities
Other "Liberty enlightening the world" statues are displayed in Poitiers and Lunel. The Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon owns a terracota version.
Other European countries
In Minimundus, a miniature park located at the Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria, is another replica of the Statue of Liberty.
A 35 m (115 ft) copy is in the German Heidepark Soltau theme park, located on a lake with cruising Mississippi steamboats. It weighs 28 metric tons (31 short tons), is made of plastic foam on a steel frame with polyester cladding, and was designed by the Dutch artist Gerla Spee.
A replica stands atop the Hotel Victory in Pristina, Kosovo.
A smaller replica is in the Norwegian village of Visnes, where the copper used in the original statue was mined.
In 1897 a 123 cm (4 ft 0 in) replica in iron and bronze was erected in Cenicero, Spain, to honor local fighters during the First Carlist War.
In 1936 it was removed during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. It was restored in 1976.
There is one unique "sitting" Statue of Liberty in Ukrainian city of Lviv. It is a sculpture on a dome of the house (15, Freedom Avenue) built by architect Yuriy Zakharevych and decorated by sculptor Leandro Marconi in 1874—1891.
A 17-foot, 3.4 ton[vague] replica stood atop the Liberty Shoe factory in Leicester, England, until 2002 when the building was demolished; the statue was put into storage while the building was replaced. The statue, which dates back to the 1920s, was initially going to be put back on the replacement building, but was too heavy, so in December 2008 following restoration, it has been placed on a pedestal near Liberty Park Halls of Residence on a traffic island close to where it originally stood.
A green painted replica of the Statue of Liberty can be found near Mulnamina More, County Donegal, Ireland. Verified with Google Street View. (54°50′17″N 8°19′54″W)
In Campeche, Mexico, there is a small replica in a small town named Palizada.
See also: Strengthen the Arm of Liberty
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-high (9.1 m) 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, and had plans to restore it on site in spring of 2006.
A bronze sculpture of the Statue of Liberty is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
An unusual near-replica fashioned by the Garden City, Idaho, art gallery Woman of Steel tours the U.S.A. Entititled "Liberty Let's Roll" in homage to the actions of Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11, this Miss Liberty is vigorously kicking out her right foot sideways. The derivative has been sailed around the original.
Duluth, Minnesota, has a small copy 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. and also one in Bozeman, Montana.
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, are 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 replica of the original statue was unveiled on October 12, 2011, at 667 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Its owner, billionaire Leonard N. Stern, purchased it after reading about it in the local news. The replica is one of only 12 cast from the original mold created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi using digital surface scanning and lost-wax casting methods, and is the only one currently on public display. The statue itself is 9 feet tall and 15 feet including the pedestal on which it stands.
See also: The 667 Madison Statue of Liberty
There is a half-size replica at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In April 2011, the U.S. Postal Service announced that three billion postage stamps mistakenly based on a photograph of this replica were produced and would be sold to the public. 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 replica.
A 36-foot-tall (11 m) 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-tall (18 m) granite pedestal adjacent to Interstate 459 in 1989.
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.
A 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) 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).
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 Legos 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.
A small replica stands on the grounds of the Cherokee Capitol Building in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a gift from the local Boy Scouts in 1950.
There is a 6-foot-tall (1.8 m) replica in Lebanon, Tennessee, near the southwest corner of the intersection of East Main Street and South College Street.
Fargo, North Dakota, also has a replica of the Statue of Liberty on the corner of Main Ave. and 2nd Street at the entrance of the Main Avenue bridge.
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.
In order to promote the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, the city of New York has 42 different 8'6" Statue of Liberty replicas, each in a different location in the city (34 outdoors, 8 indoors). Each is uniquely designed with different team colors and logos, along with several having 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 Heads in the state of Rhode Island. Nine-inch replicas can be bought of the larger replicas.
There is one also on Alki Beach, in Seattle, Washington.
There is a replica in front of Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
There is one in front of the old Sioux City, Iowa auditorium.
Another replica stands alongside the Jefferson County, Iowa courthouse in Fairfield, Iowa.
A replica stands in a roadway park on Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida.
A small replica stands atop a pedestal in Dalton, Georgia on Walnut Avenue.
A 1/6-scale replica (~50 feet including pedestal) stands in a parking lot of a strip mall in Milwaukie, Oregon, off McLoughlin Blvd at 4255 SE Roethe Rd.
There is a small replica across from city hall in Medford, Oregon.
A small 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.
A small replica welcomes residents and visitors to Waukegan City Hall, a.k.a. The Daniel Drew Municipal Complex, in downtown Waukegan, Illinois.
A small replica is displayed in front of the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Indiana.
A scaled-down replica of the original torch serves as part of the finale during The American Adventure attraction at Epcot.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, there is a small replica in Barrancas De Belgrano Square, acquired by Argentina from France.
A small-scale cast metal replica can be found in Maceió, the capital of the State of Alagoas, in the northeast of Brazil. The replica is located in front of a building constructed in 1869 as the seat of the Conselho Provincial (Provincial Council), and which today is the Museu da Imagem e do Som de Alagoas (Museum of Image and Sound of Alagoas). This replica is very possibly a casting produced by the Val D'Osne Foundry (also) (related information in Portuguese) in France, as in the Praça Lavenere Machado (formerly Praça Dois Leões) on the opposite side of the museum, there are four somewhat larger-than-lifesize cast metal statues of wild animals, at least one of which is embossed with the name of the foundry. These castings and the replica all appear to be made of similar material and to be of similar age. It is also very probable that they are near contemporaries of the actual Statue of Liberty. 9.6728563°S 35.7223114°W
A large modern replica stands in front of the New York City Center, a shopping center constructed in 1999 in Barra da Tijuca in the State of Rio de Janeiro. 22.9992837°S 43.360481°W
There is another large modern replica of the statue in the parking area of a Havan Department Store on the outskirts of Curitiba, in the State of Paraná, opened in 2000. 25.4639912°S 49.2521676°W
Also, there is a small replica of the statue in Belém, in front of a Belém Importados store, near to the city's port zone.
In Guayaquil, Ecuador, a little replica gives the name of "New York" to a neighborhood in the Valle Alto Area.
In Lima, Peru the New York casino in the Jesús María District has a small replica in the main entrance. The whole casino is a tribute to the state of New York and the USA.
Set on top of the memorial tomb of "72 Martyrs of Huanghuagang" (see Huanghuagang Uprising). Current one was re-built in 1981.
During the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989, Chinese student demonstrators in Beijing built a 10-m (33-ft) image called the Goddess of Democracy, which sculptor Tsao Tsing-yuan said was intentionally dissimilar to the Statue of Liberty to avoid being "too openly pro-American." (See article for a list of replicas of that statue.)
A 15-foot-high replica of the Statue of Liberty is seen in the western entrance to the village of Arraba in Israel, near a local restaurant.
At a highway intersection in Jerusalem called "New York Square," there is an abstract skeletal replica of the Statue.
The French Statue of Liberty came to Odaiba, the beach area of Tokyo since April 1998 until May 1999 in commemoration of "The French year in Japan". Because of its popularity, in 2000, a replica of the French Statue of Liberty was erected at the same place (Photo). Also in Japan, a small Statue of Liberty is in the Amerika-mura (American Village) shopping district in Osaka, Japan. Another replica is located near the town of Shimoda south of Misawa, Japan, where the United States has a U.S. Air Force base with 8,000 military members. This replica is located on the same latitude as the original statue in New York. A replica of the Statue of Liberty in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, was damaged by the March 11, 2011, tsunami.
Camp John Hay, a former US base in the Baguio City (Philippines), also has a small replica of the statue near the amphitheater.
There are at least two Statue of Liberty replicas (greater than 30 feet) in Taiwan. These two statues are in the cities of Keelung and Taipei. Here are two photos for reference.
From 1887 to 1945, Hanoi was home to another copy of the statue. Measuring 2.85 m (9 ft 4 in) tall, it was erected by the French colonial government after being sent from France for an exhibition. It was known to locals unaware of its history as Tượng Bà đầm xòe (Statue of the madame saux). When the French lost control of French Indochina during World War II, the statue was toppled on August 1, 1945, after being deemed a vestige of the colonial government along with other statues erected by the French.
A 30-foot replica can also be seen at the Westfield Marion shopping complex in Adelaide, South Australia.
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