This week, the National Park Service approved a $4.58 million dollar revitalization project to spiff up the area surrounding the Statue of Liberty, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The renovations, the Post explains, will include installing a new stainless steel fence around the perimeter of the statue’s base, replacing broken granite pavers, and removing dozens of storm-damaged trees, which will be replace with new, salt-tolerant species.
“This is hopefully our last Hurricane Sandy recovery project,” National Park Service public affairs officer Jerry Willis told the paper. While the repairs are expected to take about a year, the statue will most likely be able to continue her regularly scheduled programming.
The larger renovation of Lady Liberty, which will include the addition of a new museum designed by FXFOWLE, is still in the works, with those revamps debuting sometime in the next few years.
- Lady Liberty is getting a $4.5M facelift [New York Post]