• DVF Leads Fund-raising Efforts for New Statue of Liberty Museum

DVF Leads Fund-raising Efforts for New Statue of Liberty Museum

Nothing like a smooth-sailing ferry ride to get a sunny autumn day started. On Thursday morning, Diane von Furstenberg, husband Barry Diller and assorted friends and family boarded the Miss Ellis Island ferry out of Battery Park’s Statue Cruises Terminal and headed to Liberty Island in New York Harbor for an official unveiling of plans for a new Statue of Liberty Museum there. Von Furstenberg — who herself immigrated to the U.S. from Belgium and achieved an American dream of her own — was named the chair of the museum’s fund-raising campaign, which seeks to raise $100 million. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc., along with the National Park Service and Phelps Construction Group, will build the new $70 million museum, a 26,000-square-foot space designed by architectural firm FXFOWLE. (The current museum, located inside the Statue of Liberty monument, is only accessible to select visitors due to safety upgrades put in place following the 9/11 attacks.) As the official “godmother” of the new chapter in Lady Liberty’s history, von Furstenberg also conceived a mural for the museum’s entrance inspired by the American flag. The mural will contain 50 stars crafted from hand-forged iron bars created by engineer Gustave Eiffel, which were removed and

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