Lucy the Elephant is getting remodeled

Credits: nj.com

Lucy the Elephant is getting a facelift. The beloved attraction will be closed for nine months starting later this year.

According to nj.com, the six-story tall elephant will have its entire metal skin replaced, starting on Sept. 20, the Save Lucy Committee said in a statement. More than 50% of Lucy’s skin was deteriorated beyond repair, and a study found that replacing the skin would be more cost-effective than removing the old paint and rust.

The repairs will cost $1.4 million, with much of the funding coming from a grant from the Preserve NJ Preservation Fund. Additional finds will come from donations and fundraising, and the committee has applied for a National Park Service Grant.

Credits: nj.com

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