Statue of Liberty Pedestal Renovation Completed
The Statue of Liberty’s pedestal recently underwent renovation for the installation of new main and emergency elevators and two independent, code-compliant stairs. The project upgraded visitor safety and comfort. As part of the multi-discipline design team led by Mills + Schnoering Architects, Keast & Hood Co. provided:
Structural engineering consultation on an initial three-month pre-project to replace helical railings, culminating in the crown reopening July 4, 2009 for the first time in eight years.
Comprehensive structural design and construction administration services for the pedestal interior renovation and two new egress routes that traverse abandoned elements of the War of 1812-era Fort Wood surrounding the statue.
Full Revit (BIM) modeling of the new elevator shaft and two separate but intertwined stair structures that ascend within the pedestal and around the existing statue hold-down structures.
Extensive site representation to respond rapidly to multiple field conditions and help maintain the tight construction schedule.
Images courtesy National Park Service
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