Statue of Liberty Renovation slideshow

For her 126th anniversary, the Statue of Liberty got an interior renovation, courtesy of Mills + Schnoering Architects.

This rendering depicts the new metal and glass stairs, which appear to float free of the walls of the statue, keeping the structure's original support girders untouched. Critical and emergency systems such as sprinklers and lighting are installed beneath the stairs, with major mechanical equipment situated in a modern space at the base of the pedestal.

Mills Schnoering Architects used Autodesk Revit to build BIM models of the interior of the Statue of Liberty. This point cloud shows the former stairs, elevator, and other elements contained within the historic Eiffel infrastructure.

This 3-D image derived from a point cloud shows new structural elements as they pass through the historic Eiffel structure.

A cross-section showing the renovated stairs.

A perspective of the stairs looking northeast.

A perspective of the stairs looking southeast.

Preservation planning on the project began in 2009. Mills Schnoering Architects performed laser-scanning and BIM in 2010. The Statue of Liberty reopened on Sunday, Oct. 29, just in time for an historic storm, Sandy.

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