Lady Liberty’s Freedom Cams Are Live
The Statue of Liberty got a sweet 125th birthday gift: five webcams that will broadcast panoramas 24 hours a day. The webcams were switched on Friday during a ceremony commemorating the 125th anniversary of the statue's dedication. Viewers online will be free to stream next-level images of Governors Island, Ellis Island and lower Manhattan. The cams were donated to the National Park Service by EarthCam, an online network of cams all over the world. Lady Liberty never looked so good.
Through the webcams, Internet users around the world will have four views, including a high-quality, 180-degree stitched panorama of the harbor with stunning views of Ellis and Governors islands. They will be able to watch as ships go by Liberty Island and observe as the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center goes up floor-by-floor in lower Manhattan. They can get a fish-eye look at the torch itself as it glows in the night.