Extinction Level Event: 25 Landmarks Destroyed in Film and TV

The Statue of Liberty (as destroyed in The Planet of the Apes)

City: New York
Also Destroyed In: Cloverfield; The Day After Tomorrow; Batman Forever; Deep Impact; Independence Day; A.I.; Category 7: The End of the World; Escape from New York; Armageddon; The Second Civil War; Deluge; Superman IV: The Quest for Peace; and X-Men

Lady Liberty has taken more on-screen damage than Nic Cage's professional reputation. Whether this is because of filmmakers' need to use the statue as a symbol for an embattled nation, or lazy special effects guys taking the easy way out and blowing up a relatively small statue surrounded by water, we'll never know. Still, Lady Liberty was most defiled when comedy genius/sexual creep Wood Allen quipped, “Last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty,” in Crimes and Misdemeanors.

But don't worry, she gets her fair shake from time to time. In Ghostbusters II, she is brought to life to help save New York. Hell hath no fury like a green bitch that's been blown up a dozen times. Remember that, gentlemen.

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