Facelift For Statue of Liberty

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 5:09 PM EDT

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Facelift For Statue of Liberty

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 5:09 PM EDT

Lady Liberty is getting a face lift.

Starting at the end of October, the Statue of Liberty will be closing for one year so crews can make improvements to the structure's interior.

The renovations, projected to cost more than $27,000,000, will make the interior safer and more accessible to visitors.

Liberty island will remain open as contractors make repairs to the monument.