Statue of Liberty reopens to public

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 9:40pm

Just in time for Fourth of July, the iconic statue of liberty is set to reopen to visitors.

Nine months after Superstorm Sandy flooded Liberty Island, one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations is slated to be back in business on Thursday, including the 305-foot-tall crown.

Officials with statue cruises say access to the crown is sold out for Independence Day.

Storm surge from sandy covered three-quarters of the liberty island and all of Ellis Island.

The statue of liberty had just reopened following a year of renovations the day before Hurricane Sandy Hit.

Monument officials say the storm did not damage historical areas, but surrounding docks and pathways were impacted.


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