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Artist Sues USPS Over Lady Liberty Stamp Error

Image on stamp is from his sculpture in Vegas, not the original

(Newser) - The Postal Service just cannot catch a break these days. A sculptor has sued the USPS because it mistakenly used his version of the Statue of Liberty on a stamp instead of the original in New York Harbor, reports AP . The mistake itself is old news : The Postal Service created... More »

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to Reopen

Mount Rushmore, too, as states work around shutdown

(Newser) - Even as Congress and the White House are still dickering over the shutdown, some of the nation's most high-profile tourist locales will reopen for business. The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore will welcome tourists again because their respective states have agreed to pay for the... More »

Lady Liberty Reopens for 4th

Iconic statue has been closed since Hurricane Sandy

(Newser) - The Statue of Liberty finally reopened today, months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor, as Americans across the country marked the Fourth of July with fireworks and barbecues. A large crowd gathered for the holiday and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Liberty Island with federal officials and... More »

Statue of Liberty to Reopen by July 4

It's been closed since Hurricane Sandy blew in

(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... More »

Statue of Liberty Closing for a Year

Liberty Island staying open during renovation

(Newser) - If you want to get inside America's most famous statue, you'll have to do it before Oct. 28—or wait at least a year. The Statue of Liberty will close for a year after the 125th anniversary of its dedication, for a major renovation to improve safety and... More »

Guy on 'Mission From God' Attempts Liberty Island Swim

Needless to say, he didn't quite make it to the statue

(Newser) - Why would a 29-year-old man dive into the frigid New York Harbor and attempt a three-quarter mile swim to the Statue of Liberty? Clearly, he was on a mission from God—or so he told rescuers. "He said God told him to swim to Liberty Island," an officer... More »

Stamp Honors Lady Liberty ...Using Vegas Replica

Photo of casino replica used to mark statue's 125th anniversary

(Newser) - A sharp-eyed collector spotted a small problem with the US Post Office's new stamp celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty: Officials used a picture of the wrong statue. The Lady Liberty that graces the stamp is actually that of the replica that stands outside the New... More »

Liberty's Crown Reopens

(Newser) - The Statue of Liberty's crown reopened to the public today for the first time since the 9/11 attacks, reports the Daily News. The first people allowed up were seven US servicemen who took the oath to become citizens. Those interested in ascending the narrow staircase to the top better be... More »

7 Odd Facts About Lady Liberty

(Newser) - The crown of the Statue of Liberty will be open for business again July 4, the first time since 9/11. NPR collected a few facts about Lady Liberty you might not know:
  • The 7 spikes: Liberty's crown does not symbolize the 7 continents or seas, as even the National Parks
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Lady Liberty's Crown Reopens July 4

(Newser) - Visitors will soon be able to roam the Statue of Liberty’s crown for the first time since 9/11, the New York Post reports. The landmark’s loftiest perch will reopen—when else?—July 4. Ken Salazar announced the move on the Today Show this morning from inside the crown.... More »

Liberty's Crown May Reopen by July 4th

(Newser) - The Statue of Liberty's crown may be open again for visitors by July 4th, Reuters reports. The crown has been closed since the 9/11 attacks, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he hopes to have it open, at least to a small groups, by the nation's birthday. Given the lack... More »

Park Service Inches Toward Reopening Liberty's Crown

Statue's top closed since 9/11, agency calls for proposals to increase safety

(Newser) - The National Park Service has posted an open call for proposals from engineering and architectural firms for opening the crown of the Statue of Liberty to visitors again, the New York Daily News reports. The agency has long contended that the narrow staircase leading to the monument’s observation deck,... More »

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