Renovating a symbol of Freedom: The Statue of Liberty   Leave a comment

Renovating NYC

I was contacted some time ago by the team that recently completed renovations to the Statue of Liberty. It seemed fitting to feature this renovation as we celebrate our independence.

Significant Enhancements

For the recent renovation, new interior and exterior stairs and new elevators were added, making it easier for visitors to ascend to the pedestal’s observation level, which is wheelchair accessible for the first time.  From the top level of the pedestal, visitors can view the double helix stairs leading to the Statue’s crown as well as the support system designed by renowned French architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel.  A new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system creates a more comfortable environment as visitors ascend or descend the stairs.

NE Section Perspective with labels high res


The Statue of Liberty National Monument consists of Ellis and Liberty Islands. The components that make up the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island include:

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Posted July 4, 2013 by Brenda Thompson in Uncategorized

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