10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It takes a lot of primping and priming to look good at 125 years old. Just ask the Eiffel Tower, arguably the most recognizable silhouette in the world, and marks the milestone March 31. When Gustave Eiffel built the latticed tower for the World Fair in 1889, it was supposed to be a […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Statue of Liberty finally reopened to visitors Thursday, on the July 4 national holiday, months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York, causing extensive damage to the landmark. Some tourists rose at dawn to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty, one of America’s most recognizable symbols, on the festive […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations ·
Storm-damaged Statue of Liberty to reopen by July 4

Storm-damaged Statue of Liberty to reopen by July 4

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Statue of Liberty will reopen by July 4 once repairs to extensive damage inflicted on the New York landmark by Hurricane Sandy are completed, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday. The statue itself, a 19th century gift from France to the United States, weathered the October 29 storm, but serious […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Ongoing repairs keep Statue of Liberty closed

Ongoing repairs keep Statue of Liberty closed

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Damage wreaked on the Statue of Liberty by Hurricane Sandy has yet to be fully repaired, and it remains unclear when the New York icon will again welcome tourists from around the world. “We do not have a reopening timeline yet,” said spokeswoman Linda Friar of the National Park Service, the US […]

01.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·