Friday, July 3, 2009

Statue of Liberty's crown to reopen

From NY1:

Starting July 4th, visitors to the Statue of Liberty will once again be allowed to visit her crown.

But to do so, they need to have won a ticket through a newly-created lottery.

It is the first time the statue's crown will be open since the September 11th attacks.

The lottery came about after officials expressed safety concerns about the narrow staircase used to climb to the top.

Groups have been limited to 30 people who are being allowed an hour-long visit.

7 military veterans will also take their citizenship oaths there tomorrow.


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The Statue of Liberty is a monument that was presented by the people of France to the United States of America in 1886 to celebrate its centennial.

mdeals said...

Great statue of 20 lucky visitors.