New Museum for Statue of Liberty

Providing a home for Liberty’s original torch, which was removed and later replaced by a replica as part of the centennial restoration of the monument in 1984, the Statue of Liberty now has its own museum. Designed by New York-based architecture firm FX Collaborative, the torch is visible atop a special hydraulically stabilised remote controlled transporter vehicle, while exhibits inside the new museum celebrate the statue’s legacy worldwide and its history, including the centennial restoration in 1986. Led by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the US Department of the Interior/National Park Service, a team of engineers disassembled the torch and prepared for its relocation across Liberty Island to the new museum site. Access to the museum is free with the purchase of a ferry ticket to Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

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