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Statue of Liberty relit after storm

SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012

NEW YORK – The Statue of Liberty was illuminated Friday evening for the first time since it was closed due to damage on Liberty Island caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The statue, one of the city’s top tourist attractions, has been closed because of damage to the island resulting from the storm that hit New York on Oct. 29, with no estimate on when it will reopen to visitors.

The statue sits on a small island in New York Harbor, and can be seen from many vantage points around New York City.

The monument was relit through temporary measures made possible by a donation of equipment and services from Musco Lighting to the National Park Foundation, which is the official charity of America’s national parks, according to a statement from the National Park Service.

The temporary lighting will remain in place until permanent repairs are made.

Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the National Park Service, said it was not clear in advance whether the Friday lighting would include the torch “so it was a pleasant surprise to be able to get the torch lit tonight.”


 

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