The Statue of Liberty to Close on Oct 28th for A Year

by Daniel Haim

The Statue of Liberty is planning to close for a year at the end of October 2011 to go through a $27 million renovation that will make it safer and more accessible.

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the news yesterday. The National Park Services which manages the Statue of Libery and Ellis Island said it will clos the monument on October 28th, after the 125th anniversary of its dedication. So let’s just make it clear if you are planning to make your trip over to the states, especially the New York City state, and want to see the Statue of Liberty make sure you are doing that prior to the deadline.

The funny thing is you see, we’ve been living in New York since 2005, more or less. And the closest I’ve ever been to the Statue of Liberty was from Brooklyn Heights where you can see the Statue of Liberty from a far distance.

Well you know what they say, right? A true New Yorker has never been to the Statue of Liberty. I’m not saying I’m trying to define any goals here, I’m just saying – I haven’t been there, been too busy with work!