Lady Liberty Interior Back Open for Business Next Month

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27:  Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past the Statue of Liberty prior to landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
Photo: Michael Heiman/Getty Images

The superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island announced on Tuesday that Lady Liberty's interior will reopen to visitors on October 28, the statue's 126th birthday, the AP reports. Lady Liberty's crown, pedestal, and museum were closed to visitors this past year as workers undertook a $27 million renovation project to repair electrical equipment and safety mechanisms within the statue. The tired and poor masses will now enjoy a richer, safer experience.