Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour

Close-up profile of the Statue of Liberty
Profile view of the face of the Statue of Liberty

NPS / HAER / Jet Lowe (1984)

The Statue of Liberty is located in New York Harbor. Recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" by sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States dedicated on October 28, 1886. Venerable American architect Richard Morris Hunt designed the tall stone pedestal placed on the early nineteenth century Fort Wood structure in New York Harbor. The copper skin of the statue was ingeniously supported by an iron framework by French engineer Alexandre Gustav Eiffel. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

Project Information

Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) undertook updated Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation of the Statue of Liberty in summer 2019. The project was sponsored by Statue of Liberty National Monument. The field team was Paul Davidson (Project Supervisor and HABS Architect), Daniel De Sousa (HABS Architect), Dana Lockett (HAER Architect), and Ryan Pierce (HALS Architect), as well as student architects Lysanne Guerrios (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico) and Christian Guzman (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico). Madeline Webster (Ph.D. student, Boston University) served as project historian, with guidance from Lisa Pfueller Davidson (HABS Historian).

For more information, visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument website.

Statue Of Liberty National Monument

Last updated: October 31, 2023