Ongoing repairs keep Statue of Liberty closed
NEW YORK (AFP) - Damage wreaked on the Statue of Liberty by Hurricane Sandy has yet to be fully repaired, and it remains unclear when the New York icon will again welcome tourists from around the world.
"We do not have a reopening timeline yet," said spokesman Linda Friar of the National Park Service, the United States (US) government agency that oversees the statue and the small island in New York harbour on which it stands.
"There is still a lot of work yet to be done," she told AFP.
"Power and communications systems need to be restored (and) docks and walkways around Liberty Island island must also be repaired. These are very large infrastructure projects."