A Worker Tends to the Ceiling Inside the Statue of Liberty Museum
The big picture
A worker tends to the ceiling inside the Statue of Liberty museum while a movie about the American icon plays in the background. The statue is among the national treasures undergoing repairs thanks to the Great American Outdoors Act, signed into law in August 2020 and supported by numerous stakeholders, including Pew’s U.S. public lands and rivers conservation project. The landmark law, passed with bipartisan support, directs up to $6.65 billion into priority repairs across the National Park System, including $43.8 million to repair Lady Liberty’s pedestal and foundation as well as the main immigration building on nearby Ellis Island, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.