The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is among one of the sites along the Hudson River that was affected by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. Yesterday, an announcement on their website confirmed the museum’s temporary closure due to damage sustained by the unprecedented flooding.
Even though museum staff stayed onsite during the storm to look after exhibits, the Welcome Center, and power sources that keep the decommissioned aircraft carrier housing the bulk of the museum illuminated, the surge damaged electrical transformers and back up generators, causing the Space Shuttle Pavilion to deflate. Amazingly, the space Shuttle Enterprise only received minor damages, and the Intrepid, Growler, and Concorde remain intact.
Check back on the museum’s website for updates and news of reopening.
— Alanna Martinez