The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Closed To Public Until 2013

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The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, affected by hurricane Sandy last month, are now closed and won?t be reopened until 2013. This means that the public can?t visit.

?We don?t have a date for the reopening but we can say that it won?t happen until next year? authorities said.

The Statue of Liberty was not damaged by hurricane Sandy, but the dock that allows tourists to reach the island in South Manhattan, electric installation and maintenance buildings have to be repaired.

Ellis Island, a gateway for immigrants arriving in the United States, was flooded, but the water has not affected the museum.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are two of the most visited attractions in New York and they are visited by approximately 4 million tourists every year.

The Statue of Liberty, donated by France, was inaugurated on October 28, 1886.

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