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Lady Liberty to give a view of New York

24 October 2011, 17:33

New York - The Statue of Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for her 125th birthday: Internet-connected cameras on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbour and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds below.

The "lighting" of the so-called torch cams is one of many events planned for Friday's ceremony to commemorate the Statue of Liberty's dedication on October 28 1886.

Internet users will have a 180° view. They'll be able to watch as ships go by in the harbour and observe construction at the World Trade Centre in lower Manhattan.

The day also will be marked by a water flotilla and a reading by actor Sigourney Weaver of the poem by Emma Lazarus that helped bring the statue renown as the "Mother of Exiles".

- AP


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