While a new museum to house the original torch of the Statue of Liberty is under construction on Liberty Island and scheduled to open in May 2019, New York Times readers can now view the sculpture in their own space through augmented reality.

Available in the NY Times mobile app for iOS and Android, the latest augmented feature enables readers to anchor the virtual torch in their physical environment after the customary scanning for a horizontal surface via ARKit or ARCore. Once placed in space, users can scale the torch up to life size and even walk along the torch’s balcony.

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