Nightly News | August 11, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The Statue of Liberty turns 125 years old this October, which seems like a good opportunity to get a little work done. Lady Liberty is getting a $27 million interior makeover. So the statue will be closed for a year after the upcoming birthday celebration. New stairways and elevators are planned, and water and mechanical systems will finally be upgraded. Closure won't change most people's tourist experience, though. Only about a third of visitors make reservations to actually go inside.