You are looking tonight at the statue of liberty, right here in new york harbor. A symbol of freedom but also resilient on this 4th of july. The statue of liberty reopens tomorrow after suffering... See More
You are looking tonight at the statue of liberty, right here in new york harbor. A symbol of freedom but also resilient on this 4th of july. The statue of liberty reopens tomorrow after suffering damage in super storm sandy. We have the story of her triumphant return. Reporter: She stood there when sandy hit. When the clouds lowered and the rain pounded in, hour after hour, holding her ground. Empty, of course, of tourists, who only the day before sandy, had been up inside her. First time in years. The upstairs had been closed for repairs, and just opened when the storm came this way. And the day after sandy, look. The docks, the paving, everything -- it had gone under the water and needed fixing. And so since november, you couldn't go out there and you couldn't go up inside. Though, of course, you could look from afar at the outside. And isn't that what's made it a symbol all these years for an idea that travels everywhere? We see it on coins. We see it in company logos. On what we eat. On jerseys. 0 foreheads everywhere. Liberty. There is no substitute. Well, maybe this guy. Or this guy. Or this guy. I was raised in the city. I'm a new yorker and I'm american. I was born here and I'm here with the american flag. I come and make some money. Reporter: Anyway, we have been busy on liberty island rebuilding with a deadline in mind, tomorrow, that's when the tourist ferries run again and you can once again go inside. Really, the outside, we have had that all along and it's never looked better even when the clouds are low. John donvan. Abc news. Never looked better indeed. Thanks so much for watching.
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