Newly restored Statue of Liberty and Swan Fountain have returned to the Parkway
Two newly restored monuments - a replica of the Statue of Liberty and the Swan Fountain - have returned to the Memorial Parkway ahead of schedule!
Both monuments had all restoration completed well before th July 1 scheduled deadline and both are now on view on the Memorial Parkway. The gardens surrounding each monument have been replanted as well.
"The change in the Statue of Liberty is very dramatic," said Peter C. Falzarine, executive director for the Central New York Conservancy. "She is painted to look just like the oriignal monument in NY Harbor."
The restoration to the Swan Fountain is more than meets the eye. Its plumbing has been restored and the fountain fully functions. "Some of the pipes inside the fountain were wooden," noted Falzarine. "All new plumbing has enabled us to see the fountain as it was meant to be seen, with all the fantasy figures spouting water."
Restoration of both monuments was completed by Michael Mancini of MHM, Inc., of St. Johnsville.