Dennis Heaphy was hired to restore the locks that operate the windows in the statue’s crown.

I have written a few times both on this blog and in Snips about Dennis Heaphy, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based tinsmith and actor who has a deep love of sheet metal in general and the Statue of Liberty in particular.

As I wrote in a 2004 feature, “A monumental project,” Heaphy was hired to restore the locks that operate the windows in the statue’s crown. The experience was thrilling and deeply moving for Heaphy.

And since the crown has reopened to tourists after closing for several years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the public may get a chance to see his work. Heaphy gave an interview recently to a local paper on the project and what he’s been up to. I’m glad to see he’s kept involved with the statue and sheet metal work.