Statue of Liberty


These are the final entries for the Summer Visions competition. Thank you to all participants for sending in their excellent work.

Next week, we will publish the report of the winners' trip to Macau to watch ZAIA and meet the artists.

Friday, 27 August, 2010, 12:00am

Statue set for a move

IMAGINE moving the Eiffel Tower a few metres further to the left, or the Statue of Liberty just a little closer to Manhattan. The City of Copenhagen is considering something similar for its own iconic landmark - the Little Mermaid Statue.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Symbol of independence a gift from France

There are few images in the world as famous as the Statue of Liberty. If you walked up to someone in the street and showed them a photograph of the gigantic lady who guards New York harbour, they would probably tell you straightaway who she was. But who is this massive female standing alone on a small island off the tip of Manhattan and where did she come from?

7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Democracy monument banned

UNIVERSITY authorities in Auckland have banned the erection of a pro-democracy statue by a group of Chinese students because it is too ''political''.

The statue, a copy of the Goddess of Democracy displayed in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 crackdown, was partly financed by Hong Kong and Taiwanese businessmen.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Curious about symbolic spikes

I WONDER if any of your readers can help me with the answer to a question in my School General Knowledge Quiz? I am returning to the UK on Sunday night, so I don't have very much time left.

The question is ''What do the seven spikes on the crown of the Statue of Liberty symbolise?''. I have already looked in the Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

9 Jan 1993 - 12:00am