The Statue of Liberty has been in the news recently after a bomb threat causing an evacuation of Liberty Island. Since 9/11 the statue has had a rough ride. it was closed after September 11th 2001 due to security concerns, the statue underwent modifications that would make evacuations easier if it was needed. Since then Liberty Island has gone through various stages of being closed to the public. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City it caused millions in damages and was closed once again. Due to the aftermath of the hurricane I wasn’t able to visit in 2013. Now, the island is open but after continuous dangers who knows for how much longer.
Have you ever visited the Statue of Liberty? Or, like me has your trip been affected by closures?
Read more: National Geographic Statue of Liberty.