Statue of Liberty Renovation

The Statue of Liberty underwent a $30 million renovation that included replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep and more accessible, modernizing an existing elevator and the design and installation of a new elevator that provides elevator and wheelchair access to areas previously not accessible by disabled or elderly visitors.

The year-long internal makeover, was led by Mills + Schnoering Architects (M+Sa). The design firm that specializes in historic preservation retained VDA to provide consulting services for the modernization of an existing elevator previously designed by VDA, and the design and installation of a new elevator that provides improved accessibility for disabled and wheelchair bound visitors. Additional renovations include new stair rails, protective glass throughout the stairway up to the reopened crown, and new heating, cooling and ventilation systems allows for a more comfortable experience.

VDA possesses a healthy respect for the integrity of historic/landmark buildings and regulations governing their modification, and provides the expertise required to evaluate existing vertical transportation systems and recommend repair, upgrading or replacement options to meet the building’s proposed new vertical circulation requirements. The firm has provided services for hundreds of restorations and adaptive reuse projects that maintain their natural elegance while creating stylish, functional structures.

Project Info

Service Type

Modernization, New Construction

Client

Mills + Schnoering Architects (M+Sa)

Project Type

Featured Projects, Historic/Landmark

Equipment Type

Elevators

Location

Liberty Island

Completion Year

2012

Cost

$30 Million

Key Personnel

Hakan Tanyeri Exec. Vice President/Principal

Contact Info

Hakan Tanyeri
Exec. Vice President/Principal
Headquarters: East Hanover
120 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 310
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Phone: 973-994-9220
Fax: 973-994-9220

htanyeri@vdassoc.com