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Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens and visitors enjoy view through Alcoa Traco windows

Since 4 July, visitors have once again been able to make the 20-minute climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty after a massive renovation that added two staircases and an elevator that can take less mobile visitors to the top of the statue's pedestal.


People who hike up to the crown can look out over New York Harbour through 25 of Alcoa Kawneer’s Traco windows, which formed part of the crown’s $300 million renovation in the statue's centennial year.


The statue is a symbol of freedom given to the United States by France, and originally opened to the public on 28 October 1886. While the National Parks Service had hoped to reopen the statue on its 126th anniversary, Hurricane Sandy forced a delay.


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