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 Statue's original torch was the first part constructed in 1876. In 1984 it was replaced by a new copper torch covered in 24K gold leaf which is lighted by floodlight at night. The original torch is currently located in the lobby of the monument. Access to the torch has been closed since 1916.