The Statue of Liberty Crown Reopens on 4th of July

May 9th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD  

On July 4th, 2009 the Statue of Liberty Crown in Ellis Island, will be once more opened to the public. The announcement of the re-opening of the Crown was exclusively made by Ken Salazar on the TODAY show. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most popular monuments in the world and the re-opening is expected to increase the inflow of tourists to Ellis Island.

Tickets for the Statue of Liberty are available on and Ferry Tickets for the Ellis Island are available on A visit to New York City entails a trip to the Ellis Island, which is a must see for tourists coming from all over the world. The extremely popular Statue of Liberty visits remained incomplete for the tourists who were not allowed to enter the Statue and go up to the Crown.

The restrictions were made following the 9/11 attacks. Now with the restrictions removed, tourists can once more enjoy the expansive 360-degree views from the pedestal observation deck and Ft. Wood. Statue of Liberty Facts The Statue was engineered by Gustave Eiffel, the architect of the world famous Eiffel Tower. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue based on Eiffel’s ideas. The idea behind the Statue was conceived in 1865 at a dinner party.

It as intended as a gift to U.S from France. Construction however, began in 1875, and the original title was “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

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