For several hours, Lady Liberty didn’t shine so brightly.
The famed The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark Tuesday night after what a spokesperson called an “unplanned outage.”
WCBS-TV reported the statue was dark except for the crown and torch. The lights returned shortly before midnight.
The outage sparked conversation on social media that perhaps it was done deliberately for Wednesday’s “A Day Without Women” protest of inequality.
But National Park Service spokesperson Jerry Willis says the outage probably was related to a project for a new emergency backup generator. He said the official cause will be determined Wednesday when crews return to work on the project, “part of our last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery projects”.
The Statue of Liberty has gone dark because the iPhone she was using as a flash light was sold to pay for health insurance.— Giulia Rozzi (@GiuliaRozzi) March 8, 2017