Fine art photography of a magnificent mural of Lady Liberty painted in Jersey City, N.J. Unfortunately, it has faded away.
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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to the American people. Designed by renowned French sculptor Frederic Barthdoldi, the Statue was shipped to the United States in 221 crates to be reassembled here.
The "reconstruction" of Lady Liberty began in May of 1986. The official unveiling on October 28, 1986 was declared a public holiday. Wall St. was the only area of the city working that day. As upwards of 20,000 people passed by in celebration, the office boys from hundreds of windows above spontaneously began to unreel spools of tape from the ticker machines and throw them on the marchers. And so the famous New York ticker-tape parade was born.
Since then, Lady Liberty has been an awe inspiring and revered sight to all who enter New York harbor. Her 100th birthday was held on July 4th, 1986. President Ronald Regan declared "We are the keepers of the flame of liberty, we hold it high for the world to see."
For four exciting days, Super Bowl Boulevard was the biggest and brightest show on Broadway. Spanning thirteen blocks along one of the world's most famous streets, the Boulevard was the epicenter for NFL fans during Super Bowl XLVIII celebrating all things football. Fans from all over the world and residents of the region visited by the thousands to engage with the NFL, the New York/New Jersey Host Committee and the League's broadcasting partners and sponsors and just have a good time.
Here we see fine art photography of two American icons with the Empire State Building providing the background for the oversized Super Bowl Host Committee Helmet. A wild sight probably never to be repeated.
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Yankee Stadium is the "facade", a white frieze that runs along the bleacher billboards and scoreboard.
The facade was an addition made by Osborn Engineering, when the owners of the Yankees asked that the stadium be given "an air of dignity."
So the Osborn Engineering Company erected what was known originally as a frieze. Somewhere along the way it took on the term of facade, and most people know it today as the facade.", according to Yankee Stadium tour guide Tony Morante.
It originally ran around the roof of the grandstand's upper deck. This original facade was made of copper, and over the course of time, developed a patina (just like the Statue of Liberty). It was painted white in the mid-1960s.
When the stadium was renovated in the 1970s, 10 rows were added to the top of upper deck, and the support columns were removed. The original roof had to be removed; the facade was removed and sold as scrap. A smaller, concrete version was erected above the scoreboards and billboards behind the bleachers. In the new stadium, the facade was replicated in its original position along the roof of the upper deck, although now constructed of steel painted white. It does not cantilever out over the upper deck as much as the original did.
The iconic facade is employed in graphics for the YES Network and was incorporated into the logo for the 2008 All-Star Game held at the Stadium.
The term "facade" is actually a misnomer. The scalloped arches are actually a frieze, and it was originally known as such. It is unknown when or where the term "facade" came into use, but it has become the more common name, used by fans, broadcasters, and personnel. With the move to the new stadium, the organization has made a move to return to the term "frieze", exclusively using it in public statements and literature.
However, fans still refer to it as the "The Facade."