Statue of Liberty to Reopen Oct. 28 After Year-Long Interior Renovation
By James Ruggia
September 12, 2012 11:34 AM
The day after New York City and the nation commemorated the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it was announced that the Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public on Oct. 28. The national monument is nearing the completion of a $27.25 million, year-long renovation.
“We have reached a critical milestone in our Fire and Life Safety Project where we can begin to allow visitors back in to the monument on a limited basis while the project moves to completion by the end of the year,” said David Luchsinger, the superintendent of Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. “We are very excited that Lady Liberty will once again open her doors on her 126th birthday, October 28.”
More details of the reopening will be released in the near future. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886, designated as a national monument in 1924 and restored for its centennial on July 4, 1986. Located on a 12-acre island in New York Harbor, the statue was a gift from France to the people of the U.S.