Thursday, 11 August 2011

Statue of Liberty to Close a Year

French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty has stood the test of time because France has gifted the monument as a symbol of freedom and democracy to the United States in the 1880s, but it's due for a couple of NIPs and folds will begin this fall .
After a day of celebration Oct. 28 at the statue 125th anniversary, all of the interior of the statue of space close to U.S. $ 27.25 million in upgrades to the 125-year-old stand and the 200-year-old fortress base from which rises the monument, says the U.S. National Park Service.
Visitors can still visit Liberty Island in New York harbor, for it will remain open during upgrades in the coming years.
The Statue of Liberty to the world, the full title of the work of Bartholdi, was formed in the style of the Greco-Roman art.
At 50 meters high, was designated as a U.S. national monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Attracts 3.5 million visitors a year
The image has undergone many physical changes, and was managed by the various departments of his history. It is now managed by the National Park Service.
In May 1982, a restoration project began in anticipation of the centenary statue. At the beginning of the restoration, the United Nations in 1984 designated the Statue of Liberty as a World Heritage Site. The recently restored statue open to the public on July 5, 1986, during Liberty Weekend, a celebration of its centennial.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Wednesday that the interior upgrades are safer and more accessible.
Tegan Firth, a spokeswoman for Statue Cruises, based on an average Saturday during the summer, ferries to Liberty Island about 18,000 people, said the renovation will not significantly affect tourism.
"The whole experience of visiting the national monuments of the United States remains absolutely the same," she said.
It is not the first time the popular monument, which attracts about 3.5 million visitors, is closed.
After September 11, 2001, attacks, was closed for safety, but the base reopened in 2004 after a $ 20-1000000 security upgrade. The observation deck on top of the crown was reopened on July 4, 2009.


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