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Gustave Eiffel, the civil engineer and architect best known for the Eiffel Tower, also engineered the Statue of Liberty to withstand the high winds and salty air of New York Harbor. However, newly discovered drawings seem to indicate that sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi disregarded Eiffel's engineering plans for the statue's upraised arm by making it thinner and tilted outward for visual appeal.

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