The Statue of Liberty was designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi. It was built with the help of hundreds of workers working ten hours every day, seven days a week, for nine years ! Its framework of gigantic steel supports was designed by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, who is famous for his design of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.In May of 1884, the statue was completed in France but had to be dismantled. The 350 individual copper sheets were packed into 214 crates and loaded onto a boat ride from France to New York. It took about three months for the boat to make the trip. It arrived in June of 1885 and was finally put back together on October 28, 1886.