Just like everything else in New York City in the 1980s, the Statue of Liberty fell into a state of disrepair. From 1984 through 1986, Lady Liberty underwent massive restoration, repair, and conservation efforts in which major structural elements were replaced, including the torch. The world-famous statue was wrapped completely with construction scaffolding, seen here in this vintage photograph from 1985. Bonus appearance of the Twin Towers in this shot as well.
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