Statue of Liberty not to re-open for visitors in 2012

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 07:40 hrs

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will not be reopening to visitors this year, US' National Park Service has confirmed.

Both sites have been closed since Superstorm Sandy hit the region Oct. 29, while cleanup and repairs have been ongoing.

The Statue of Liberty itself received little or no damage. The pedestal and base, including the main floor and exhibits upstairs, are in fine condition byt docks, a brick promenade, railings and other facilities on Liberty Island were damaged, Fox News reports.

According to the report, at Ellis Island, the storm damaged doors, windows and exhibits in the ferry building among other sites.

Park Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun said no projected reopening date has been established yet, the report said. (ANI)

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