From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Statue of Liberty)

The disembodied arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty in New York City’s Madison Square Park


Even though the Statue of Liberty is an important piece of Americana, a glowing statue that signifies freedom to everyone who cross onto our great shores, there’s something very cool about the statue’s arm just sticking out of the ground at Madison Square Park. The disembodied arm of the statue lived in the park for nearly a decade because her body was shipped from Paris piece by piece, and designer Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc didn’t actually have the money to put the statue to together. He and Frédéric Bartholdi went up and down the east coast to get the right amount of funds to finish the statue, which they weren’t able to do until 1886, years after Viollet-le-Duc passed away. 

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to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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