Statue of Liberty to Reopen

NEW YORK (AP) - People eager to climb to the Statue of Liberty's
crown can start calling Saturday for reservations.

The crown is set to open July 4 after being closed since shortly
after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The National Park Service says would-be visitors can seek
reservations through the Web site statuecruises.com or by calling
877-523-9849 beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. EDT. It says
reservations will be first come, first served.

Crown tickets will cost $3 above the regular Liberty and Ellis
islands admission charge, which is $12 for adults. Each customer
can reserve up to four tickets and make only one reservation every
six months.

For safety reasons, only 30 people per hour will be allowed up
the narrow steps leading to the crown.

The statue's base, pedestal and outdoor observation deck
reopened in 2004.


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