Lucy the Elephant reopens at the Jersey Shore following 15-month-long restoration

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
Lucy the Elephant reopens after 15-month-long restoration
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Lucy the Elephant had a grand unveiling on Wednesday night in Margate, New Jersey.

MARGATE, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Lucy the Elephant had a grand unveiling on Wednesday night in Margate, New Jersey.

The Jersey Shore landmark underwent a 15-month-long exterior restoration to replace the metal skin that had degraded beyond repair.

The project had hiccups along the way, doubling in time and budget.

But after the $2.4 million restoration, the 65-foot Asian Elephant is now back in action!

"She looks incredible," said Executive Director Richard Helfant. "We were very busy yesterday with all the excitement. It has been a long, long 15 months."

Lucy the Elephant is the oldest roadside attraction in the United States and is designated a national historic landmark.