The Statue of Liberty awaits the removal of its torch on Tuesday, July 1984 in New York Harbor. It was one day away from what historians are calling the most dramatic alteration ever for an American National Monument.
The Statue of Liberty's steel structure was designed by Eiffel. A steel interior skeleton supported the statue. Bartholdi asked the French engineer Gustave Eiffel to design a steel skeleton for the interior of the Statue of Liberty.