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(New York, NY)  —  The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen to the public this weekend, on its 126th anniversary.  Lady Liberty has been closed since last October to undergo a 30-million-dollar renovation on its stairs to the crown among other updates that organizers say will allow an additional 26-thousand people to visit inside annually.  For the first time ever, people using wheelchairs will be able to get to one of the observation decks at the top of the pedestal.  The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.  It was dedicated on October 28th 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4th, 1986.


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10-26-2012 04:21:09