• Lady Liberty set to re-open July 4

    2013-04-05

    The Statue of Liberty has been a highlight of family travel to New York City for more than a century, but after it was damaged during Hurricane Sandy last year, anyone who visited The Big Apple was out of luck. However, according to NBC News, officials recently announced that Lady Liberty is set to re-open to the public on the most fitting of dates - July 4.

    The iconic monument had to be shut down to the public not because it sustained any structural damage but because 75 percent of the island where it is located was submerged due to the powerful storm. Much of the island's infrastructure took a significant hit, and because of a delay in funding, the recovery from the storm took longer than expected. New York Senator Chuck Schemer says he could not have picked a better date to re-open the landmark.

    "Lady Liberty was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, but just like New York, she will be back - and stronger than ever," he told reporters recently. "Being open for the summer tourism season isn't just important symbolically, it's a boon to the city's economy and businesses."

    The Statue of Liberty is not the only national icon to be damaged by a natural event in recent memory. The Washington Monument was closed after it sustained damage from an earthquake in 2011, and workers have begun the process of repairs, though there's no word when it will welcome back visitors.

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