Web Site of the Week: Earthcam.com/USA/NewYork/StatueOfLiberty
Posted by: Christine Bulson
The 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty was last Friday, October 28 and a part of the celebration on Liberty Island was 125 people from 46 countries taking the citizenship oath and becoming citizens of the US. Another exciting event was the launching of four webcams - the torch, harbor, crown and Lady Liberty cams plus an interactive panorama view of the New York and New Jersey skylines, Ellis Island and the New York Harbor. The webcams are provided by EarthCam of Hackensack NJ which is described as "the world's favorite webcam network." The monument closed on Saturday, October 29 for renovations and safety improvements. Liberty Island will remain open and National Park Service rangers will still provide interpretive programs. It is planned that the Statue of Liberty will reopen before the 126th anniversary in October 2012.