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August 05, 2015

Transporting the Statue of Liberty from Paris to its permanent home in New York City was quite the task. The entire statue was built in parts and needed to be transported as so—even with today's technology, toting a masterpiece that massive in one go is practically impossible.

All together, Lady Liberty was broken down and moved in 214 crates with some sections making appearances around the world before meeting its new home (the torch was showcased at the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia). Here's a glance back in time as some of the moving parts:

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Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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