by Achmed on 06/11/09 at 6:11 am
Negatve impacts and positive impacts of the Statue of Liberty and suggestions.
The Statue of Liberty has a limit of 15000 visitors per day.
There are vacant spots ranging from food service ( chefs,waiters) to guides. Jobs at the Statue Of Liberty provide people with employment to support themselves. Other 3rd party services such as hotdog stands, restaurants and hotels/motels are also now more popular due to the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty produces a revenue in the range of $27,300,000 – $65,520,000 every year(exlcluding 3rd party services and stores and vouchers/special offers) , strengthening the economy. It is owned by the federal government so it is tax-free.
The Statue of Liberty was sculpted by Auguste Frrderic Bartholdi. The Pedestal was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. It is styled as “NeoClassical realistic sculpture”. It is mainly constructed of iron frames and copper cladding. Another, larger Statue of Liberty is approximately 35 feet high on its base, and stands upon a tiny island called Swan Ally in the Seine near the Grenelle Bridge. The total weight of copper in the Statue is 31 tons and the total weight of steel in the Statue is 125 tons. The total weight of the Statue’s concrete foundation is approximately 27,000 tons. It has a total of 25 Windows and 354 steps. Having so many steps would make visitors thirsty and if they didn’t have their own refreshment, they would have to spend money on drinks at the shops over there, producing more revenue.
There is a total of 364 steps required to get from the bottom to the top (including the pedestal). If anyone has difficulty using the steps, there is an elevator that goes to the top but using the elavator blocks off the crown.
Lobby, Promenade, Museum, Fort Wood and the 10th Floor Pedestal Observation Level : stroll into the lobby where visitors can experience the original torch., the Statue of Liberty Exhibit, then proceed to the promenade area for an up close view of the statue and a spectacular view of New York Harbor. Visitors can stroll the 11-point star-shaped Fort Wood and take an elevator to the ten-story pedestal observatory. People can get a full circle view of the harbor and a close-up view of Lady Liberty. Access to the torch has been closed off since 1916. Closing off the torches would make the public more safe so there is a less chance of people falling from a great height.
The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island. Liberty Island is property of the federal government and is operated by Nation Park Service. Since the September 11 attacks, there has been a strong enforced guard consisting of many men that protect the surrounding waters from United States Park Police Marine Patrol Unit. When British troops occupied New York in the lead-up to the American Revolutionary War, the island was to be used for housing for refugees, but in 1776, the buildings constructed on the island for their use were destroyed by being burnt to the ground. In 1834, New York and New Jersey had a disagreement over who’s territory Liberty Island belonged to as it was closer to New Jersey. The court decided that artifical fillings belonged to New Jersey while the natural features belonged to New York. Question 127 on a naturalization examination in 2006 asks “Where is the Statue of Liberty?” The U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services gives “New York Harbor” and “Liberty Island” as preferred answers, but notes that “New Jersey” “near New York City” and “on the Hudson” are acceptable. Liberty Island is owned by the federal government so it is tax-free. It also demonstrates how two cities can argue over who’s territory is whose so they produce more revenue