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Construction Trivia – Most Iconic Symbols of American pride

11/3/2014 | Construction Blog


One of the most iconic symbols of American pride is the Statute of Liberty. Standing on Ellis Island in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, it represents much of what is great about America. 

Dedicated in 1886, the statue was offered as a gift by the people of France to the United States. It was named a national monument by the United States in 1924.

The statue is constructed of primarily a copper shell over an iron skelton.  Can you name the engineer that designed the iron skeleton on which the statue was built?

Hint: This engineer has another famous project named after him in Paris.