Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Statue of Liberty Goes Dark

The Statue of Liberty left in the dark prompted Twitter to highlight the significance.
Statue of Liberty goes dark and the symbolism isn't lost on anyone.

Assign whatever symbolism you wish, but here's the reality, from Yahoo News:

A statement by the National Park Service obtained by Fusion said the problem was a “temporary, unplanned outage” that was “likely due to work related to an ongoing project to activate a new emergency backup generator that is part of our last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery projects.”

That's the official explanation, but it's still weird.

Would you be surprised if someone with the National Park Service planned the "unplanned outage"?

I would not.

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