Gustave Eiffel was one of greatest engineer of his time. In 1883 the government decided to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, to organize a World Exhibition in Paris in 1889. The France must present the image of a strong nation and projects multiplied to represent the force. Gustave Eiffel, introduced the draft tower. Initially, the idea does not appeal, but In 1887, construction of the Tour starts. It was completed March 31, 1889. It is the triumph of Gustave Eiffel.

The construction of the Eiffel Tower

The Official Blueprints for the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887 by architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and his team.  It took two years to complete the construction. It was made using 9,441 tons of wrought iron.  About 60 tons of paint are required to paint it, and it’s painted once every 7 years (with brushes).

The Steampunk Tribune: Steampunk Architecture: Original blueprints of the Eiffel Tower

Thomas Eiffel: Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1889 			a. Built for the Paris World Exhibition of 1889 (realism)

Thomas Eiffel: Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1889 a. Built for the Paris World Exhibition of 1889 (realism) Art Nouveau

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel And His Tower

“The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable str.

Gustave Eiffel, man with a vision, designed the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Gustave Eiffel (French civil engineer and architect. He designed the Eiffel Tower and the Gabarit Bridge)

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