Building the Statue of Liberty

Building the Statue of Liberty (HMX97)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.318', W 74° 2.69'

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The French sculptor, Fr?d?ric Auguste Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty as a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Over 300 thin sheets of copper, most of it from a copper mine in Karmoy, Norway, fit together to form the Statue's outer skin. Each copper sheet is 3/32 of an inch thick, about the thickness of two coins. The sheets were shaped in France using the ancient repouss? method in which the metal is hammered and shaped within large wooden and plaster molds. The finished pieces were then shipped to the United States where they were assembled and supported on an ingenious iron framework of armature bars and girders designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel.
HM NumberHMX97
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580708 N 4504631
Decimal Degrees40.68863333, -74.04483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.318', W 74° 2.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 19.08" N, 74° 2' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Liberty Island, New York NY 10004, US
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