Statue of Liberty Replica Now on View at Brooklyn Museum Grounds
Although the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is closed during the shutdown of the federal government, a monumental replica of the statue is on view on the grounds at the back of the Brooklyn Museum. Created in the late nineteenth century, the replica was originally installed atop a Manhattan building where it stood until 2002, when it was donated to the Brooklyn Museum by The Athena Group, Athena Liberty-Lofts L.P., and Brickman Associates, who removed it when the Manhattan building was converted to cooperative apartments.
The Brooklyn Museum's 47-foot-high Statue of Liberty--about one-fifth the height of the Bartholdi original--and the pedestal were originally installed in 1902 on auctioneer William H. Flattau's Liberty Storage Warehouse at 43 West 64 Street, at one time one of the highest points on the Upper West Side. At its ground-level home at the Brooklyn Museum, where it was installed in 2005 after undergoing conservation and restoration, the statue can be viewed up close and from all sides. Made of galvanized steel over an iron framework, it is thought to have been created in a foundry in Pennsylvania or Ohio.
The Brooklyn Museum is open on its normal schedule during the government shutdown.
Monday, Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
First Saturday of each month (except September): 11 p.m.-11 p.m.