Ever since Sept. 11, visitors in search of a patriotic climb and majestic view have not been able to make the 354-stair trek to the top of the Statue of Liberty. But the Obama administration wants to change that. This week, newly minted Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a study, to be completed by April, that will assess whether to reopen the crown to the public. Salazar says opening the crown is very important to him.
While Liberty Island and the base of the statue have reopened since the New York City terrorist attacks, concerns beyond an attack have kept the crown closed. The crown's stairway was not built for the public, and if a climber suffered an injury, it would be hard to get him or her down safely. But those eager to reopen the high-up hat think limiting the number of climbers to as few as 10 could solve the problem.
Do you think opening the crown is worth the security risks?