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

Construction of the Gustave Eiffel Tower for the Paris World's Fair, in c.1889. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Original Image: Collection Tour Eiffel)

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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, 1832 - 1923 ~ French civil engineer and architect who designed and oversaw construction of the Eiffel Tower in ᘡղbᘠ


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Elevador da St.Justa Lisbon, PORTUGAL (designed by Gustave Eiffel)

long cue for this but fun. don't bother paying extra for top view can see plenty when you get up there.Justa Lisbon, PORTUGAL (designed by Gustave Eiffel)

avenue Gustave-Eiffel - Paris 7ème L'avenue porte depuis un arrêté du 5 mai 1965 le nom de l'ingénieur et un industriel français Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (A Dijon, le 15 décembre 1832 - A Paris, le 27 décembre 1923), célèbre pour la construction de la Tour Eiffel, devenue le symbole de la ville de Paris.

avenue Gustave-Eiffel - Paris L'avenue porte depuis un arrêté du 5 mai

Construction de la Tour Eiffel, Paris, 1887-89.

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