Statue Of Liberty Crown Reopens July 4

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the crown of the Statue of Liberty will reopen July 4.

Salazar made the announcement Friday morning from in the statue's crown on NBC's "Today."

The statue was closed to the public after 9/11 because of security concerns. The base, pedestal and lower observation deck have since been reopened.

A circular staircase of 168 steps leads to Miss Liberty's crown. Salazar also is visiting New York's Ellis Island to discuss stimulus funding for the historic immigration center.

NBC's Today Show crew broadcast live from the crown Friday morning. Check out the larger picture below. You can also click the related link below to see the Today Show coverage.

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