Let’s be clear there is only one Statue of Liberty that stand in New York’s Harbor, that stately and beautiful beacon to people evrywhere who value liberty and freedom. But NYC does have another one. It currently stands at the entrance to the sculpture garden of the Brooklyn Museum and it is now dedicated to the firemen who lost their lives on 9/11.
What is it’s history? It was originally commissioned by one William H Flattau in 1900. He wanted his 30 ft replica to stand on the top of his Liberty Warehouse at 43 West Sixty Fourth St in Manhattan. That is where it remained until 2002 when it was donated to the Brooklyn Museum.
It took a lot of ahrd work to get it to it’s new site, requiring special rigging to get it down from the roof of the warehouse and then to carefully transport it through its journey from Manhattan to Brooklyn. You can see for yourself in the video how it compares to the original.