We all know who designed and built the famous Eiffel Tower, but have you ever wondered who built the Statue of Liberty?
Well, the Statue of Liberty was constructed by Gustave Eiffel – the same person who designed and built the Eiffel Tower.
Here’s why. (the article continues after the ad)
Auguste Bartholdi designed Lady Liberty but needed an engineer to construct it. Because of his experience with wind stresses (i mean, the guy built Eiffel Tower) Gustave Eiffel was the chosen one. In order to accomplish the construction, Eiffel devised a structure consisting of a four legged pylon to support the copper sheeting which made up the body of the statue. The entire statue was erected at the Eiffel works in Paris before being dismantled and shipped to the United States.