Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, as a symbol of the USA, is protected by high safety standards. For the pipes carrying the fire extinguishing water the renovation team chose the Profipress (US standard) copper piping system.

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Object Statue of Liberty
Location New York, USA
Year 2007
Object Type Renovation
Area of use Public buildings

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Well protected by Profipress

The Statue of Liberty is a world-famous symbol of freedom and the pursuit of happiness. At almost 100 metres high, including her plinth, "Lady Liberty" is a truly imposing structure. And she is of course one of New York's most popular attractions. Several million "admirers" a year make the pilgrimage on the ferry to Liberty Island, in the Upper Bay between Jersey City and Manhattan. Of the thousands of visitors each day, however, only a privileged 240 are allowed to climb up and enjoy the panoramic views from the statue’s crown. The "Crown Ticket" has to be booked months in advance.

Fire protection

In the close confines inside the statue, visitor safety is of course a high priority. As part of an extensive renovation project, a new fire protection system was installed. A key new feature of it was a highly sensitive smoke detector system: A complex network of vents routes even the minutest quantities of smoke to the fire alarm sensors. This means the alarm is triggered faster, providing enhanced protection for visitors and for "Lady Liberty" herself.

On the safe side with Profipress

For the pipes carrying the fire extinguishing water the renovation team chose the Profipress (US standard) copper piping system, based on that material's proven qualities of durability and cost-effectiveness. The complete system has been awarded UL approval in North America.