Why did the Statue of Liberty get a new torch?
When the NPS did renovations in 1984, it decided to replace the torch because the arm’s supporting structure had corroded from rain that fell through the torch’s amber-colored windows.
Are there windows in the Statue of Liberty?
There was no mention of immigration. The famous lines from Emma Lazarus’ poem The New Colossus were added to the Statue of Liberty in 1903. Lazarus, an advocate for Jewish refugees from pogroms in Europe, had written the poem in 1883 as part of the …
Why is the Statue of Liberty closed?
Tourists won’t be climbing back up to the Statue of Liberty’s crown. The crown has been closed since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Wednesday, the National Park Service said letting the people climb the cramped spiral staircase again is simply too hazardous, due to risks from fire and terrorism.
Are You able to go into the Statue of Liberty?
While the gleaming gold of the Statue of Liberty’s torch is a wonder to behold, no one can get inside and see what can only be breathtaking views of the city. It can be disappointing to those who don’t know it’s off limits, but there’s a very good reason for it.