Statue of Liberty Interior
Jpg: Library of Congress
The copper plates which make up the
sculpture of the Statue of Liberty hang like clothing on a skeleton of
iron, which resembles, not too unlike, a radio or television tower.
A copy of the Statue of Liberty (much
smaller, of course) is in a park in Paris. It stands in memory of the gift
the people of France to the people of the United States. In the background
is the tower which Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel built for the Exposition Universal,
Paris, in 1889.
The knowledge of "Lady Liberty" was
clearly in the minds of French critics when they condemned Eiffel's tower
as just being a framework with no skin.