Vintage Photograph Shows Statue of Liberty's Massive 1980s Restoration and Repair

Statue of Liberty undergoing renovations and repairs in the mid 1980s
Statue of Liberty undergoing renovations and repairs in the mid 1980s
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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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