And just like that, Lady Liberty's crown will be closed to the public again—along with the rest of her! The crown just reopened again last year, after being closed off since just after 9/11. According to the NY Post, the Statue of Liberty will be closed for security upgrades starting starting sometime next Fall, meaning no visitors will be allowed in the crown, base or pedestal for up to 12 months. The park surrounding the statue will be the only thing visitors can access during the time—which happens to be the Lady's 125th anniversary! Guess she deserves a vacation.
The $26MM upgrade will include the addition of fireproof staircases, elevators and exits. Get up there now if you want the old school experience of climbing up a narrow staircase, start planning your trip! And here's a look way back to when the statue was built and installed.