Thursday, July 17, 2008

Statue of Liberty Crown May Open Again

Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, was closed to the public after the 9/11 attacks. The island, and base of the statue, reopened in 2004. In 2007, there were over 3 million visitors to the island and more are expected this year.

Unfortunately, even with the opening of the site in 2004, it was determined that it was still unsafe to allow tourists access to the crown.

I grew up in New York City. I remember visiting Liberty Island and climbing all the way up the double helix shaped staircase to the crown for a spectacular view of New York City.

As the result of a September 2007 Congressional hearing, the National Park Service has requested bids from architects and engineers to study whether or not alterations would be possible to re-open the site.

How wonderful it would be if visitors to the Statue of Liberty could experience the view from the crown as I once did.

For more information, you can read this article: U.S. to Study Access to Liberty’s Crown

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