Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi is credited with bringing the concept of the Statue of Liberty to fruition, deriving inspiration from the 19th-century penchance for grandiose monuments. He originally designed the statue for placement at the Suez Canal, but the project was never commissioned. After a promotional trip across America, Bartholdi's ideas finally took hold in 1874, and a Franco-American coalition was formed to fund the project, with the Americans building the base and the French the statue.
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BuildingsEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1886Statue of Liberty National MonumentBrooklynState: NYZip: 11231Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Statue-of-Liberty/Creator: Bartholdi, Frédéric , de Laboulaye, Edouard René
YearAdded:Image Credit: Public Domain (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Era_date_from: 1886