Visiting Lady Liberty just got a little safer.
The "Crown Rescue Device," invented by a team of West Point cadets, debuted yesterday as a faster way to get a sick or injured tourist down the perilous staircase that winds inside the Statue of Liberty.
The portable chair - designed by the cadets for their senior-class project - latches onto the statue's narrow interior stairwell, allowing a patient to slide carefully down the 146 stairs to the pedestal.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/05/06/2010-05-06_west_point_cadets_invent_crown_rescue_device_for_sick_or_injured_tourists_at_sta.html#ixzz0nlEVpld0
There's video at the link as well.