>> Monday, September 27, 2010
The Statue Liberty was designed by a young French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. The construction consists of steel framework supporting the heavy tons of copper plates that form the statue's exterior skin.The statue's steel framework was designed by the famous French engineer Gustave Eiffel, the man behind the famous giant steel structure in Paris, The Eiffel Tower. Large iron bars attach the framework to a central pylon.
I have always fascinated with steel structure in buildings and bridges and did not miss the opurtunity to take photos of the steel framework details of the statue. We took staircase 354 steps all the way up to the crown. The statue is 151ft high.