Statue Of Liberty Opens To Disabled Visitors for First Time

Statue Of Liberty Opens To Disabled Visitors for First Time

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Statue of Liberty's crown126 years to the day since the copper lady was first unveiled in New York City’s harbor, and after a year-long renovation, the Statue Of Liberty is set to receive visitors once again inside her crown.

A ceremony this morning marked the reopening of the statue’s crown and new access to a lower observation deck for the first time to visitors with disabilities.

Highlights of the new rennovations include a new staircase that is not as steep and new elevator for wheelchair access as well as safer exits in case of emergency.

The statue, a gift from France in 1886, stands 305 feet tall if you include the pedestal and base. The copper was hammered by hand in France before being shipped overseas in pieces.

(READ more in the article from New York Fox-13)

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