Statue of Liberty

Project Type: Cultural

Location: Liberty Island, NY

Services: Architecture, Engineering

Size: N/A


Highland Associates was commissioned as architect and engineer to analyze and execute numerous life safety systems required for the Statue's re-opening scheduled for the Summer of 2004. Working closely with the National Park Service, its advisors and consultants, along with the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation, Highland developed a master re-opening plan that included additional exiting, sprinkler systems, fire standpipe, emergency lighting, fire rated corridors, ADA ramps and an upgraded Building Management System which greatly increased the Statue's safety during an emergency.

In addition, changes instituted by The Park Service that alters the visitors experience, such as redesigned public spaces, lighting and transparent viewing galleries, were conceived by Highland and made part of the master re-opening plans.

Highland is extremely proud to be part of this historic renovation.