New York City is home to some of the most well-known museums in the world. From the Met to the National History Museum to 9/11 Museum, museum lovers can easily spend their whole trip browsing through the history and culture that is preserved through these exhibits.
But this spring, a new kid is coming to town, and it is attached to one of New York’s most iconic monuments: Lady Liberty herself.
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The Statue of Liberty Museum is set to open on May 16, 2019, on Liberty Island.
With sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and innovative architecture by NYC-based-firm FXCollaborative, the $70 million masterpiece is sure to impress.
Prioritizing accessibility, education, and sustainability, the museum will welcome visitors into an immersive experience with one of the city’s most historically significant and recognizable icons.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the USA and is known as a universal symbol of freedom and hope. Visitors to the city rarely miss out on a sighting of Lady Liberty, whether it’s on a ferry with Statue Cruises, or catching a glimpse from Battery Park.
The museum is designed to lift the park itself, creating an extension of the natural landscape. The interior and exterior of the museum will incorporate materials native to the island and used in the original construction of the Statue, including granite, bronze, plaster, and native vegetation. The museum’s angular forms will provide expansive views of the statue and skyline like never before.
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