Renderings have been revealed of the new 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum to be located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The structure is designed by FXFOWLE Architects. As reported over the summer, ESI Design will be responsible for the interior spaces. The museum will include a gallery, a theater, a bookstore, and administrative offices. It will also sport a walk-up rooftop terrace accessible from the pedestrian plaza.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday for the project and opening is expected in 2019, Yahoo News reported. About $40 million of the project’s estimated $70 million cost has been raised. The National Parks Service (NPS) maintains the entire island.
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