statue-of-liberty2On July 4th, the public can once again visit the Statue of Liberty’s crown, the last National Parks site still closed after 9/11 and the closest to the World Trade Center. Visitors just have to climb the “very narrow, 12-story-high spiral staircase with a low guardrail” while ignoring the Parks director who dangerously compared the crowded situation to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. |NYT|