Inside the Statue

Inside the Statue (HMXA3)

Location: New York, NJ 11231 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.393', W 74° 2.789'

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Fr?d?ric-Auguste Bartholdi chose to build the Statue of Liberty out of copper - a lightweight metal - critical for such a large work. In order to fashion the metal, the sculptor had to first make full size sections of the Statue out of plaster. For each section, carpenters built a wooden form that duplicated the plaster shape. Thin copper sheets were placed on the backside of these forms and then hammered into shape by artisans, a technique called Repouss?.

The Statue's immense size required a revolutionary support system, so Bartholdi called upon engineer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. Central to Eiffel's design was a framework of four wrought-iron columns to which was attached a vast interior strapwork - made up of armature bars, steel brackets known as saddles, and rivets - that support the Statue's copper "skin." His innovative support system resembles the famous tower in Paris which bears his name.
HM NumberHMXA3
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580567 N 4504769
Decimal Degrees40.68988333, -74.04648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.393', W 74° 2.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 23.58" N, 74° 2' 47.34" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2780 Gift shop pathway, New York NJ 11231, US
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