Statement on Security for Statue of Liberty National Monument
Contact: John Harlan Warren, 917-299-3843
We remain committed to implementing a plan that does not compromise the safety of our visitors or the security of this iconic American symbol. Safety will continue to be our number one priority as we re-establish a temporary screening facility at Battery Park. We are prepared to begin work immediately and appreciate the partnership with the City of New York that we will need to allow for a reopening of the Statue on July 4.
Did You Know?
The French ship "Isere" transported the Statue of Liberty's 300 copper pieces packed in 214 crates to America. Although the ship nearly sank in rough seas, it arrived in New York on June 17, 1885. The Statue's parts remained unassembled for nearly a year until the pedestal was completed in 1886.