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July 07, 2017
Finding of No Significant Impact Announced for Proposed Liberty Screening Facility
Superintendent John Piltzecker announced today the next step toward completing the Statue of Liberty New Security Screening Project: a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Preferred Alternative. The FONSI has been signed by the National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director, and a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been filed with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Both documents are now available online at the project website:

May 01, 2017
Lighting Outages Planned This Week for the Statue of Liberty National Monument
The lighting system that illuminates the exterior of the Statue of Liberty will be temporarily turned off from 6 PM to 5 AM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week (May 2nd – 4th).

February 17, 2017
Public Release of Statue of Liberty National Monument Secondary Screening Facility Environmental Assessment and Draft Memorandum of Agreement
Statue of Liberty National Monument has released an environmental assessment (EA) for public review and comment about a proposal to replace the existing screening tent on Liberty Island with a new facility.

October 17, 2016
Liberty Island Public Scoping Secondary Screening EA & Sect 106
The Statue of Liberty National Monument is asking the public to comment on a proposal to construct a secondary security screening facility on Liberty Island to replace the existing security screening tent.

October 06, 2016
New Statue of Liberty Museum Design Unveiled
New York, NY (October 6, 2016) – The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (SOLEIF), with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior today unveiled the plans for the building of a new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, which is projected to open to the public in 2019.

July 02, 2015
New LED Lighting System Will Illuminate Statue of Liberty July 7
The National Park Service has announced that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a close partnership with the National Park Service for many years. The Statue of Liberty joins numerous national treasures to be lit with Musco's innovative lighting solutions using the light-emitting diode (LED) light source.

Last updated: November 13, 2015

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