Liberty Restoredby Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering,—ASCE, New York, NY 10017,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 7, Pg. 42-44
Document Type: Feature article
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement of 1987 is the restoration of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The restoration work included many engineering tasks that by themselves rate as outstanding: the world's tallest freestanding scaffold; a new torch flame; structural repairs to the arm, shoulder and head; complete replacement, piece by piece, of the armature that supports the copper skin; new stairways and elevators; new air conditioning, lighting, a museum and other amenities added for visitor convenience.
Subject Headings: Civil engineering landmarks | Scaffolds | Rehabilitation | Stairs | Fires | Ports and harbors | Copper (chemical) | North America | United States | New York
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