Intrepid Museum reopens after two years

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The World War II aircraft carrier Intrepid is moved via tugboat up the Hudson river to its berth, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum occupied the Manhattan space until late 2006, when it was moved for extensive repairs and improvements costing nearly US&#36;120 million. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Mary Altaffer&#41;</span></div>
November 8, 2008 7:38:54 PM PST
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has reopened to the public after nearly two years of restoration.Visitors returned to the World War II aircraft carrier after a ceremony Saturday at its Manhattan pier.

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    The museum on the Hudson River underwent a 22-month, $120 million overhaul at a New Jersey drydock. It returned home last month.

    After WWII, the ship saw service in the Korean and Vietnam wars and was twice a recovery ship for NASA astronauts. Since 1982, it has become one of the city's most popular tourist sites, drawing 750,000 visitors yearly over the past decade.

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