With the help of the Musco Team, the Statue of Liberty will be visible when the sun goes down tonight for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit the New York City area Monday, October 29th. The Statue was not damaged however all other structures on the island were substantially damaged. Clean up and rebuilding will be a long process.
Last weekend the National Parks Foundation contacted us about the possibility of being able to quickly get light back on the Lady so that the millions of people impacted by the storm would feel greater sense of normalcy. See attached press release for more information.
* MONDAY - A team surveyed Liberty Island and worked with National Parks Service staff to identify issues and potential solutions . . .
* MONDAY EVENING AND TUESDAY MORNING - design using LED technology completed and reviewed with the Parks Staff . . .
* TUESDAY AFTERNOON - Lighting equipment and structures manufacturing begins . . .
* WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - Equipment and generators on a truck heading to New York City . . .
* THIS MORNING at 6:30 a.m - Ten Musco team members arrived in New York to load equipment on a barge, transport to Liberty Island and install the lighting system . . .Jim Berns, Gary Gordon, Jeff Clouse, Austin Schmidt, Jeremiah Ashby, Wil Bauer, Todd Morrow, Devin Kline, Mark Lynch and Nick Harris.
* THIS AFTERNOON-- 1 p.m. Finished, waiting for dark.
* 5 p.m. LIGHTS ON!