Statue of Liberty National Monument
Since 1994, Natoli has led major ongoing projects that improve, maintain, and safeguard Lady Liberty and allow the international symbol of freedom to continue to welcome all visitors from around the world. In the aftermath of 9/11, the interior of the Statue’s pedestal was demolished and elevators, interior stairs, platforms, and egress stairs were installed, achieving handicapped access to the observation deck for the first time. Life and safety upgrades included additional exiting, a fire sprinkler system and standpipes, fire alarm systems, and emergency lighting. Later, following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Natoli restored power to Liberty Island, enabling the removal and replacement of storm-damaged mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and the relocation of all electrical equipment from the basement level to a new, FEMA-compliant elevated steel floor. Continuing work on the island’s historic structures includes exterior concrete and masonry restoration, plaster and wood restoration, historic window replacement, building upgrades, and interior fit-outs.