bgjekd2vq4 You don’t have to travel to New York to admire the Statue of Liberty. There are hundreds of replicas of this famed monument to be found around the globe. Among the Statue’s better and worse versions there are several clones (presented here), which are quite impressive despite their lack of originality.
1. Tokyo. Japan.
Japan houses at least three replicas of the Statue. The most famous one can be found in Tokyo, located close to the beach area called Odaiba, with the beautiful settings of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower in the background. It was set in 2000.
2. Las Vegas. The USA.
The replica in Las Vegas is located adjacently to New York New York Hotel & Casino cutting through the skyline similar to that of the New York City. The monument is 150 ft (46 m) tall (with pedestal), which is around half-size the original Statue.
3. Legoland. Denmark and California.
Something for Lego-addicts – the replicas of the Statue in Legoland in Billund, Denmark, and at the Legoland California amusement park in the USA.
4. Birmingham, Alabama. The USA.
A 36-foot (11 m) tall bronze monument stands on a 60-foot (18 m) tall granite pedestal in Birmingham, Alabama. The replica is one-fifth the size of the Statue of Liberty. It looks quite impressive at night with its continuously burning flame.
5. Karmøy. Norway
This replica stands in the village of Visnes on the Karmøy island, Norway. The copper that the Statue of Liberty is made of was found in a small mine in Visnes. Apparently the copper from Karmøy’s vein was of exceptional quality. The mine was shut down in 1972 and at present it has its own museum.
6. Paris. France.
Paris has three replicas of the Statue of Liberty, all created by Bartholdi, the designer of the New York’s statue. The most significant Parisian replica stands on the island of the Seine called Île des Cygnes. It faces west, toward the Atlantic Ocean and the Statue in New York City. She is three years younger than its American sister dedicated in 1886.
7. Taipei. Taiwan.
The Taiwanese statue of liberty stands right outside a shopping mall in Taipei. This is a real 21st century monument with its fluorescent torch indicating an NY sign.