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Hoi, d'r Ingesje wiki neumt Bartholdi es oontwerper. E kraeg waal de hulp van Eiffel. "The following year, Bartholdi was able to obtain the services of the innovative designer and builder Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel.[33] Eiffel and his structural engineer, Maurice Koechlin, decided to abandon the pier and instead build an iron truss tower. Eiffel opted not to use a completely rigid structure, which would force stresses to accumulate in the skin and lead eventually to cracking. To enable the statue to move slightly in the winds of New York Harbor and as the metal expanded on hot summer days, he loosely connected the support structure to the skin using an armature—a metal framework that ends in a mesh of metal straps, known as "saddles", that are riveted to the skin, providing firm support. In a labor-intensive process, each saddle had to be crafted individually.[47]"--Mergelsberg 18 nov 2010 21:55 (CET)