The Statue of Liberty has become a beacon for American freedom, standing proud for around 150 years in the waters of New York. Yet, few people know what it took to construct such an iconic landmark, and even fewer have seen pictures taken during its construction.
The statue was completed in 1884 and shipped from France to the United States in pieces, arriving on July 17, 1885. It was then reassembled on Bedloe’s Island and dedicated on October 28, 1886.
Let’s explore rarely-seen images of how one of America’s most treasured landmarks, The Statue of Liberty, was built. Learn all about the remarkable engineering that went into erecting Lady Liberty and soak up unique views from before she wore her celebrated green color.
Photos of the Statue of Liberty Under Construction