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Closer view of the Statue of Liberty and the pedestal.
The pedestal was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. It was the largest 19th century concrete structure in the United States, using 13,300 cubic yards of concrete. It was constructed atop Fort Wood, with of concrete walls from eight to nineteen feet in thickness that continue the battered line of the truncated pyramidal foundation, tapering from 65 feet square at grade to 43 feet at the foot of the statue with a central opening 27 feet square.
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