Sunday, July 02, 2006

Statue of Liberty

I was boating around Manhattan last night and I saw the Statue of Liberty. I was reminded of the Ghostbusters 2 movie where she walks around fighting the negativity in New York City. Looking at the Statue of Liberty (SOL) in real life, it made me think, the movie made it seems like she's much bigger than she really is. So I looked up how tall the statue really is. From torch to the top of the pedastool is 151 feet. Which would be equivalent to roughly 14 stories. I of course had to look up the unit of measure "what is a story" to figure that out. Anyhow it seems likely that the size and scale of the SOL in the movie was correct and that the perception of the size really has to do with lighting and distance from the historic icon.

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