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Statue of Liberty Remains Shuttered After Sandy

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty, suffered significant damage during Sandy.

The National Park service completed its initial inspection and found a host of problems. 

The basement of the visitor center flooded.  The visitor landing dock, concession shop and security screening were also meaningfully damaged.  Railings are missing and half of the brick paving around the statue have been knocked out of place.

The statue and its pedestal, which also houses the island’s museum, suffered little damage.

The island remains closed to visitors after being closed since last Monday. The statute had just been open for a day, after shuttering for a year long renovation, when Sandy hit.

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