Lady Liberty was designed by sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in 1870. But its internal structure was engineered by famed architect Gustave Eiffel in 1879.
The arm holding the touch. The documents contained 22 original engineering drawings of the statue with handwritten annotations and calculations.
Gustave Eiffel in picture.
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on the Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi 1870 and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1879. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tablet (tabula ansata) inscribed JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken shackle and chain lie at her feet as she walks forward, commemorating the recent national abolition of slavery. After its dedication, the statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, seen as a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea. The Statue also attracts around 4million visitors every year from around the world.