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Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Pedestal

 
 
The Pedestal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
1. The Pedestal Marker
Inscription.
The granite pedestal of the Statue was paid for entirely by private funds raised in the United States. It was designed by the eminent American architect, Richard Morris Hunt, and engineered by former Civil War General, Charles P. Stone. Its variety of strong shapes and rich textures makes the pedestal seem less massive as it tapers gracefully upward. Roughly the height of a ten-story building, the tremendous structure rests on a huge concrete foundation that is anchored to surrounding Fort Wood. The concrete foundation was once exposed, but now is enclosed by a museum.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 41.338′ N, 74° 2.728′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Click for map. Marker is located on the southwest end of Liberty Island, near the ferry docks. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Why is the Statue Green? (a few steps from this marker); Copper for the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal
Marker on Liberty Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
2. Marker on Liberty Island
(within shouting distance of this marker in New York); The New Colossus (within shouting distance of this marker in New York); Bartholdi (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The New Colossus (about 400 feet away); New York Sculptures (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Jersey City.
 
More about this marker. A photograph of the construction of the pedestal, ca. 1884 appears at the bottom of the marker. It is flanked by portraits of General Charles P. Stone and Richard Morris Hunt.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
The Pedestal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
3. The Pedestal Marker
The Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty can be seen here behind the marker.
Liberty Island Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
4. Liberty Island Markers
Two markers are found at this location. The Pedestal marker can be seen on the right.
Statue of Liberty image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
5. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is seen here atop the pedestal.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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