The Statue of Liberty and its surroundings on Liberty Island greeted guests once again on America’s birthday after damages from Superstorm Sandy forced the area to close last October.
Liberty Island and Ellis Island—where millions of immigrants once arrived—sustained water damage and power outages from the storm. Lady Liberty was unharmed.
Ellis Island requires more repairs and will remain closed until further notice, according to the National Park Service.
The iconic statue, which had previously been closed for a year of renovations, had just reopened a day before the storm hit. It also closed for security reasons following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It reopened then on July 4, 2009.