Statue of Liberty to close for year-long renovation

JERSEY CITY - For the second time in 10 years, the Statue of Liberty will be closed to visitors. The first time it was closed was after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The National Park Service is shutting down the statue on Oct. 28 in order to give 125-year-old Lady Liberty a facelift. The statue is due for renovations, including a new elevator, fire-suppression equipment and renovations to the statue's staircases. Many visitors News 12 New Jersey spoke with were glad they made it to visit the historic landmark today. The Leahy family from North Carolina says it was happy that it decided to make the trip now rather than wait until the fall when the statue would have been closed.

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