October 29, 2011, the Statue of Liberty will close for one year due to $27.25 million renovations.
Did you know: On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the United States. 125 years later, she’s receiving a makeover!
What Renovations are they making?
Via the New York Times:
The Park Service said the project would involve updating the statue’s mechanical and electrical systems, along with its fire-suppression equipment. The two open staircases will be separated from each other, and one will get walls, a plus for safety. The elevator that runs from the ground floor to the fifth floor will be replaced and will ascend and descend in a new, fire-resistant shaft.
If you’re visiting NYC during Lady Liberty’s renovation, Liberty Island [where she stands tall] will remain open.
How can you still see the Statue of Liberty?
Although the inside of the statue will close, you can still get amazing pictures standing at her feet looking up! Ferries will continue to shuttle guests from Manhattan to Liberty Island for this breathtaking site.
CitySights NY Tour packages that include the Statue of Liberty:
- Downtown Tour + Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
- Statue of Liberty Ferry + Top of the Rock
- Statue of Liberty Ferry + Empire State Building
Have you ever been to the top of the Statue of Liberty?