Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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2023-09-17

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One of the largest restoration projects ever undertaken in the US, the Museum of Immigration interprets the immigration experience on three levels: the architectural restoration of the landmark; the design of a national museum; and the creation of a public resource for research. Based on the research, a decision was made to return the Main Building to its 1918-24 period. The most important areas, both historically and architecturally, were faithfully restored.. The Main Immigration Building was designed with four corner towers featuring ornate decoration to create an impressive view from across the water. The large scale of the brackets, acroterion ( a pedestal placed on a pediment to support a statue or other ornamentation,) and other decorative features was intended to make them legible from a distance.

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Ellis Island, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Liberty State Park, State Park, New Jersey State Park, Gateway to America, Statue of Liberty, Legal Immigration, Gateway, Jersey City, NJ, Jersey, Hudson County, The Garden State, New York Harbor, New York City, NYC, New York, National Register of Historic Places, New Jersey Register of Historic Places, New York City Landmark

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