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Lady Liberty and Ellis Island remain closed in Sandy's wake

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 8:55 AM EST, Thu November 22, 2012
The Statue of Liberty has enough infrastructure damage to remain closed.
The Statue of Liberty has enough infrastructure damage to remain closed.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Both locations have been closed October 29
  • At Liberty Island, both the visitor and National Park Service docks sustained significant damage
  • It is not clear when both locations will reopen

New York (CNN) -- Superstorm Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island national monuments with enough infrastructure damage to keep them closed, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

Both locations have been closed since October 29, when a rare mix of converging, destructive weather made landfall in the Northeast.

At Liberty Island in New York Harbor, both the visitor and National Park Service docks sustained significant damage, the agency said.

On Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay, water filled the basement of the Immigration Building, while there was also significant damage to mechanical systems and the building's fire suppression system.

It is not clear when both locations will reopen.

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