Stunning Historic Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Constructed

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Gustave Eiffel Called For Help

To help with the base they called on Gustave Eiffel, who, of course, would later go on to build the world-famous Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel decided to construct a single, metal pylon in the center of the statue, with a double helix stairwell.

There’s also a secondary frame that conforms to the skeleton of the statue, allowing the iron to take on the shape of Lady Liberty.

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