Statue of Liberty Museum gears up for long-anticipated opening

by Andrew Manns | 09 May 2019

The Statue of Liberty Museum is set to make its long-awaited debut on 16 May.

Designed by FXCollaborative, the 26,000 sq ft (2,415.4 sq m) attraction – said to be the largest addition to Liberty Island since the Statue of Liberty – will boast a number of exhibits produced by ESI Design, including an immersive theatre space and a gallery with the landmark's original torch.

Other highlights will include an Engagement Gallery, a mural comprised of the monument's original armature, and an interactive centre inviting visitors to use imagery to explore the philosophical concept of freedom.

The campus's interiors incorporate palettes of bronze, granite, and plaster, while its exteriors – shaped to "merge landscape and building" – provide sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.

The estimated US$100m ( €89m, £76.8m) project, which was collaboratively developed by the U.S. National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, was realised by Phelps Construction.

Once open, the museum is expected to draw in 4.4 million visitors per year.

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The Statue of Liberty Museum is set to make its long-awaited debut on 16 May. Designed by FXCollaborative, the 26,000 sq ft (2,415.4 sq m) attraction – said to be the largest addition to Liberty Island since the Statue of Liberty – will boast a number of exhibits produced by ESI Design, including an immersive theatre space and a gallery with the landmark's original torch. Other highlights will include an
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Situated at the base of the famous American landmark – the museum will provide sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. / Courtesy of the Statue of Liberty Museum
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