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Statue of Liberty ?

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posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 06:43 PM
Does anyone know why the statue of liberty is still closed?
I understand why it was closed after 11/9/01.
Why are you allowed in skyscrapers but not in the statue?
I can’t seem to see a good reason for it.
It all seems a bit fishy to me because it had a perfect view of the WTC 1 and 2 and would have been a perfect vantage point, and out of harms way.
Maybe there’s something in there they don’t want you to see.
If anyone’s been in since and can put my curious mind to rest please do so.

posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 06:45 PM
They are rennovating it, nothing out of the ordinary in my opinion.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 09:15 AM
other than that, i would imagine, as a symbol of freedom, the one thing our country is working to spread around the globe at the moment, it could easily be considered a target for symbolic retaliation.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:51 AM
That wouldnt be a bad place for terrorists to target, i wonder why they didnt go for it on 9/11.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:59 PM

i wonder why they didnt go for it on 9/11

Well, with the methods used I don't know how possible it would have been. The WTC was a large target. The statue of liberty is only about 300 feet from ground to tip. It's also not nearly as wide, so I don't think it would have been an easy task to crash a plane into it.

More importantly, the nature of the targets is different. The Statue is a symbol. Honestly speaking, and not to sound rude, it's not exactly functional. It doesn't do anything. It's an item of sentimental and historical value only (excluding tourist dollars). The WTC on the other hand had both aspects to it. It was a symbol as well, but it was also highly economically functional.

The terrorist realizes he has one opportunity to make this work. Because of this he wants to do the most damage, and at the same time take the least risks. You would take out the place with the most value, rather than the place that's significantly harder to hit.

Side Note to the thread author: Your statement is half correct. The statue is half open and half closed. Tours of the island are still ongoing, and you can go into the statue as well, but only up until the observation deck atop the pedestal. The Torch & Crown areas etc are in fact still closed.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 01:30 PM

Originally posted by fledgling666
i would imagine, as a symbol of freedom, the one thing our country is working to spread around the globe at the moment,

sorry i was laughing my head off when i read this

what the US administration is doing right now is the complete oppasite of what the statue stands for

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:19 PM
Do the math people, Hit the statue kill maybe 5 people, Hit the Trade center.... come on people, its a no brainer, They werent trying to make a statement, they were trying to kill American's.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:45 PM
I found an exclusive pic of the "renovations". I think after you see it you will understand why its still closed as its sensitive material:

The torch has been replaced with a Phalanx anti air threat gun.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 03:20 PM
They would do more damage blowing up some no-name gas station in EBF. They want terror and death, not blowing up a symbol of freedom.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:10 PM
Yea your right Djarums, its a petty that they hit the trade centers and killed all those innocent people but they didnt manage to hit the white house.

posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:21 PM
If terrorists wanted to kill as many Americans as possible dont you think they would have destroyed the Indian River nuclear power plant?

Terrorist wanted Americas attention, not her wrath. They always attack overseas, because it has always been there docterine to get our people to stop our government from its egregious behavior in the Arab world and to put a leash on Isreal. They knew our government would use an attack on American soil to finish them off.

Follow the money and motive and you find who is guilty. It all about making new enemies for the military industrial complex to sell weapons because there was not much reason before 911 to keep such a big military and to grab up resources.

Wake up.

[edit on 3-3-2005 by LoneGunMan]

posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 12:18 AM
I agree with you on that Lonegunman, thats why i said the statue of liberty woulda been a good place to attack they wouldnt kill many people but they would have destroyed a symbol of freedom and liberty for america. Like i said before its a real petty they hit the trade centers and not the white house, if they had hit the white house they would have killed mostly government and important people but instead they hit the trade centers and killed a bunch of average joes like you and me.

[edit on 4-3-2005 by fishbrain]

posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 12:25 AM
The statue has reopened a while ago, although you can no longer climb the stairs all the way to the crown.

The website for the Statue of Liberty is here:

posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 12:52 AM
The WTC towers were both symbolic and strategic. If they wanted a purely strategic building, they should have gone after the capitol. If they wanted purely symbolic, they should have gone after the Statue of Liberty.

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 04:40 PM
I wasn't referring to it as a terrorist target, but as a safe strategic lookout post.
This was aimed at the people who believe in a cover-up of what happened on that day.
I don't live near there so I was asking people who visited just prior to, or after the attack.
I was watching a T.V. program and from what you could see from the island it just seemed like it might have been a good observation post from the top.
Was it closed before the attack?

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