The Lady Is a Lamp
What you don’t know about the Statue of Liberty.
Oct 22, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 06 • By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
Berenson details the complicated 1986 restoration (including new rivets precovered with Liberty’s signature green patina to avoid a polka-dot look), completed in time for her centennial, for which New York hosted a four-day party. On the occasion, Paul Goldberger described her in the New York Times as a “gesture of welcoming. . . . This great figure standing at the edge pulls New York together [and gives] the city an anchor. . . . The city that is too large and too busy to stop for anyone seems, through this statue, to stop for everyone.”
Emily Schultheis is an assistant editor at National Affairs.