Statue of Liberty Crown Reopening Is Studied





The National Park Service is starting to consider reopening the Statue of Liberty’s crown, which has been closed since the 9/11 attacks, according to documents released Friday by Representative Anthony D. Weiner.

Mr. Weiner, a Queens Democrat who represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn, provided reporters with copies of a request for bids that the National Park Service sent out in June for a study to determine if the crown can be safely reopened.

Liberty Island was closed after the 9/11 attacks and the statue’s base reopened to the public on Aug. 3, 2004, after a $20 million effort to enhance fire safety, security and evacuation routes. But the crown remained closed because the Park Service said there was no way to safely evacuate visitors in an emergency.


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