Statue of Liberty to Reopen by July 4
It's been closed since Hurricane Sandy blew in
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 19, 2013 3:53 PM CDT
In this 2009 photo, the Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by July 4, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy. The statue in New York City's harbor was spared damage from the October storm, but Liberty Island, where the statue sits, was badly damaged. Sandy came one day after the Statue of Liberty's 126th birthday and the reopening of its crown after a yearlong, $30 million upgrade.

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Mar 19, 2013 10:12 PM CDT
0bama will never let it reopen. He will keep it closed due to Sequestration. Just like the White House. He has to inflict as much pain as possible upon the people of and visitors to the US.
Mar 19, 2013 8:50 PM CDT
Yes, Liberty Island has been badly damaged
Mar 19, 2013 6:48 PM CDT
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" The New Colossus, - Emma Lazarus (1883)