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article imageStatue of Liberty to re-open in July after Liberty Island repairs

By Marcus Hondro     Mar 20, 2013 in World
America's symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, will open to the public again on July 4, U.S. government officials said Tuesday. There was damage to the infrastructure surrounding the statue during Hurricane Sandy and it has been closed since.
The statue herself wasn't damaged during the superstorm but support buildings on Liberty Island were, with flooding wreaking havoc on the buildings' electrical systems and sewage pumps. Those repairs are still underway. The dock used by the ferries which carries visitors to the statue was also badly damaged.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer made the announcement about the impending re-opening. Close to 4 million people, individuals, groups and tours, visit the monument on Liberty Island in the New York harbour each year, so she has been missed.
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