Statue of Liberty will close for one year

The Statue of Liberty will be closed for about a year on 12 October 2010 for security work. The statue was closed after the attacks of 9/11, and reopened in 2004. Interior access to the Statue of Liberty will temporarily be restricted as Lady Liberty undergoes certain improvements. These improvements were anticipated when the National Park Service reopened access to the Crown on July 4th, 2009. This work will only affect those visitors wishing to enter inside the pedestal of the statue or ascend to her crown.

Statue bio:
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

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