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Location : New York, NY
Description : Highest point of the flame of the torch held aloft in Liberty's right hand. This flame is a modern substitution composed of 250 pieces of bent glass held together by copper strips and was designed by Gutzon Borglum. It replaced the original flame constructed of copper sheets with holes through which the light shone and which offered too much metal surface and too little opening for effective lighting. The engineer is examining one of the several openings from which the glass has broken out. Replacing this specially shaped glass is one of the tasks assumed by the WPA.