Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lady Liberty coming to LIC

For 32 years, a human-scale Statue of Liberty has lifted her halogen lamp atop the two-story American Pipe & Tank Lining Co., on West 35th Street. Now, the small-scale Mother of Exiles is observing its final autumn in Manhattan, a half-block from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The 102-year-old family firm will relocate — under duress — to make way for the Hudson Yards real-estate development. "The city seized our property under eminent domain," said company president Richard Silver, from an office crammed with fishing-trip photos, golf clubs and industry citations. George Shea, a spokesman for the Hudson Yards Development Corp., said the building will ultimately be demolished. American Pipe has been there for 38 years. But Lady Liberty will be salvaged. Silver, 69, intends to bring his "favorite lady" to his company's new Long Island City headquarters.

This Statue of Liberty is about to get exiled

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will take Lady Liberty and her business - welcome to LIC, Queens.

CJ said...

Seems as though eminent domain trumps liberty every time.

Anonymous said...

(delete this when the post about rain and flooding comes up)

I was at Hillside and 169 this rainy morning. I was convinced that I'm in a third world country. Water was pouring massively onto the W/B platform. Upstairs workers were nailing pressboard above the sidewalk gratings.

Anonymous said...

I see we have censorship on this blog now.Maybe it was too long, but that hasnt stopped others from making theirs long about the topic.Doesnt this have to do with eminent domain?The true colors come out now.

Queens Crapper said...

Your diatribe was about looking to the president for assistance and this is not what this post or the article is about. Honestly, I thought it was some kind of bizarro spam.