Watch: Liberty’s New Home, Massive replica of Statue of Liberty under construction in Punjab’s Tarn Taran

Watch: Liberty's New Home, Massive replica of Statue of Liberty under construction in Punjab's Tarn Taran

Watch: Liberty's New Home, Massive replica of Statue of Liberty under construction in Punjab's Tarn Taran

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In a remarkable turn of events, residents of Tarn Taran in Punjab, India, have embarked on an extraordinary project to bring a piece of New York City to their locality by constructing a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

A video circulating on social media showcases locals in Tarn Taran installing the iconic statue atop a building still under construction. Shared by X, user, the amusing video captures the moment when the replica is being placed on the building’s roof, with the entire structure and a crane stationed at the construction site visible in the background.

The post, humorously remarked, “Somewhere in Punjab the THIRD liberty statue is installed.” Since its posting, the video has garnered over 316,000 views, 2,300 likes, and numerous retweets and comments, sparking a wave of amusement among viewers.

Comments flooded in, with one user speculating, “Must be a water tank. You will find aeroplanes, SUVs and whatnot shaped water tanks in Punjab.” 

Another humorously quipped, “What happens when you don’t get a visa to your desired foreign country.”

Offering insight into local customs, a third user shared, “Five years back we did a culture research in Punjab, and to our surprise, we found many families installing water tanks shaped as airplane, Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, etc. 

This was a way of showing others that one of the sons/family members has moved abroad (even if they are driving a taxi there).”

Adding to the jest, another commenter joked, “Now people can visit this house to see the Statue of Liberty, no need to fly to New York.”

Notably, the region is renowned for its quirky statues and structures adorning rooftops, buildings, homes, and water tanks.

The Statue of Liberty, a monumental symbol on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, commemorates the enduring friendship between the United States and France. Towering at 305 feet (93 meters) high, including its pedestal, the statue depicts a woman holding a torch aloft in her right hand and a tablet inscribed with the adoption date of the Declaration of Independence in her left. Crafted in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel, the visionary engineer behind the Eiffel Tower, the statue stands as an enduring symbol of freedom and hope.

As this ambitious project unfolds in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, it serves as a testament to the enduring allure and universal significance of Lady Liberty.