During the last eight months major rehabilitation works were carried to “Lady Liberty” but also to protect the Liberty Island from major natural disasters including storms.
People are currently visiting this important monument from the U.S. From statistics, two years ago, in 2011, there were more than 3.7 million visitors. They contributed with $174 million to sustain Tl NY economy and even more than 2.200 jobs on the site. This year, The National Park Service released tickets from $19 to $27 (for children, seniors and adults).
The complete name of the monument is “Liberty Enlightening the World.” Just to remember, the statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and offered as a gift to the United States from the people on France. A ceremony of dedication was organized on October 28, 1886, presided by president Grover Cleveland.
The statue was closed for the first time in 1938 for renovation. A major rehabilitation was required and achieved from 1984 to 1986. After the 11 September attacks it was closed for safety reasons and was reopened partially in 2004 and totally in 2009.