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NYC: Statues of Liberty on Parade - New York Mets

To celebrate the 2008 Major League Baseball All Star Game, which took place in Yankee Stadium, in its final season, on July 15, 2008, Major League Baseball launched "Statues on Parade." Forty-two replicas of the Statue of Liberty were stationed around the city leading up to the game--each uniquely designed with bold graphics and colors featuring each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, the American League, the National League, four All-Star statues and statues commemorating the final season of Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium. The 8½ feet tall, 250-pound statues are made of resin and rest on a 530-pound cement base.

 

The New York Mets statue was located outside Penn Station and Madison Square Garden on Seventh Avenue. The statue commemorating the final season at Shea Stadium stood further uptown outside the SNY Studios at 75 Rockefeller Plaza.

 

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Taken on July 2, 2008