Among Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling to recover: Liberty Island.
The Statue of Liberty remains indefinitely closed to the public due to damage on the island, joining another shuttered national icon, the Washington Monument, which has been closed due to damage from an Aug. 23, 2011, earthquake.
The statue, the pedestal and base came through the storm, which made landfall Oct. 29 in southern New Jersey, without significant damage.
But the docks that bring visitors to the island were seriously damaged, and more than half of the bricks in the walkway that circles the island in New York Harbor were dislodged and tossed about as water came probably within 10 to 15 feet of the statue’s base, said National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst. Security screening and concessionaire facilities also were damaged.