The Statue Of Liberty’s Original Torch Has Been Moved To A $100-Million Museum


In 1984, the Statue of Liberty had been using its replica torch having the original one kept on its base. According to the officials of the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the light has been damaged severely from the Black Tom explosion, German sabotage which then made it impossible to restore its original structure.

On Thursday, the original torch was finally moved to a museum which is said to open next year in May for everyone to see. The new museum is supposed to be worth $100 million and is only about 91 meters away from the statue. People who have witnessed the historical transferring of the 1,633-kilogram torch said that its size and its beauty looked amazingly unbelievable.

The original torch will now have a permanent home in the museum after leaving France in the year 1876. It was traveled to the United States for fundraising said Stephen Briganti, the president and CEO of the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. It was then returned to Paris sometime in 1882 and then returned 3 years after along with other pieces of the whole statue.

According to history, the original torch has made some fundraising trips in the 1980s. It also starred at the Rose Parade in 1984 at Pasadena.

The Statue of Liberty is located in New York Harbor, New York City. It is said that the statue is a gift from France for the American people reminding them of their freedom and independence.

It was built by Gustave Eiffel and designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. The Statue of Liberty was then dedicated on October 28, in the year 1886. It measures 93 meters from ground level up to its torch. Also, the date of US Independence is inscribed on its left hand on a tabula ‘ansata.’ It has been a historical structure representing liberty and freedom for the Americans and the whole United States. From that day onwards, it has been visited by millions of people around the globe. Moreover, the museum to where the original torch will be displayed will be another historical event in the year 2019.

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