Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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. Marker is located on the southwest end of Liberty Island, near the ferry docks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal (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). Touch for a list and map 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.