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    Took my girls to the Statue of Liberty today. A highlight was we climbed to the crown. To go to the crown one needs to make reservations months in advance. It was well worth it.

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    awesome kevin
    go figure i finally hear another new yorker forum member's voice and he sounds just like a new yorker
    just like ledger and joe, different but the same
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    There are 195 conventional steps from the base of the, " pedestal," and then 165 spiral stairs to the crown. These steps are 19 inch wide triangles.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    awesome kevin
    go figure i finally hear another new yorker forum member's voice and he sounds just like a new yorker
    just like ledger and joe, different but the same


    Thanks, Paul.

    Yes, New Yorkers cant hide if there is audio. I was speaking to a person on the phone who had lived and worked in Massachusetts for years. For all that I not only pegged him as a New Yorker in 30 seconds, but nailed the borough he was bred in.

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    it's a shame the torch is still closed to the public even though they fixed it
    In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trails 1945-1949)
    I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the
    defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men.

    Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    it's a shame the torch is still closed to the public even though they fixed it


    Were you ever up the Torch, Art? They closed it in 1960, three years prior to me being born. I never had the chance.

    I'll say this. It was hot in the Crown. With ambient temps in the low 80's F it was pushing 100 up there today. The ranger on duty was telling me they keep it open up to 120 degrees F. The Torch being higher, and even smaller space, I wonder how hot it might get there.

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    Herself, as she looked today.

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    I was up there as a kid, probably 55 years ago. We got as high as the crown. I just remember it as being very cramped and very crowded.
    On the way out to the statue on the ferry, I used the head. The urinals emptied directly into the harbor. You could see the water passing by when looking down the drain.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Did you see Emma Lazarus's poem?


    The New Colossus
    BY EMMA LAZARUS

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
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    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I was up there as a kid, probably 55 years ago. We got as high as the crown. I just remember it as being very cramped and very crowded.
    On the way out to the statue on the ferry, I used the head. The urinals emptied directly into the harbor. You could see the water passing by when looking down the drain.


    Thats the way things were, Rich. Recreational boats of the time pumped overboard, too. Holding tanks did not really become common until the 1980's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Did you see Emma Lazarus's poem?


    I did.

    In the same spirit is this sculpture at Castle Clinton, the 1700's fort at The Battery, on the southern tip of Manhattan, where, after processing and quarantine on Ellis Island, immigrants would actually set foot and set out in America.



    Its a bronze by Luis Sanguino and depicts people of various races/ ethnicities coming ashore.

    Here's a picture of it from the web.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I wonder how hot it might get there.

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    flaming hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    flaming hot


    Boom-chick!

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    IMMIGRANTS BUILT AMERICA - IMMIGRANTS BUILD AMERICA

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    ^ That's cool, Jim Bow. Where's that from? ( I notice with curiosity the logographic caption)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Were you ever up the Torch, Art? They closed it in 1960, three years prior to me being born. I never had the chance.

    I'll say this. It was hot in the Crown. With ambient temps in the low 80's F it was pushing 100 up there today. The ranger on duty was telling me they keep it open up to 120 degrees F. The Torch being higher, and even smaller space, I wonder how hot it might get there.

    Kevin
    I am seven years younger than you, so no. I sadly have been on Liberty or Ellis Islands, though I have worked in Liberty State Park at the train station turned ferry depot
    In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trails 1945-1949)
    I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the
    defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men.

    Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.”

    Captain G. M. Gilbert, Army psychologist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Did you see Emma Lazarus's poem?
    Ah yes...we have had better moments, hope it's not a thing of the past.
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