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Design Icons: Gustave Eiffel
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His uncle Jean-Baptiste Mollerat
Impact on Design
In 1913 Eiffel was awarded the Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodynamics by the Smithsonian Institute. In his speech at the presentation of the medal, Alexander Graham Bell said:
"...his writings upon the resistance of the air have already become classical. His researches, published in 1907 and 1911, on the resistance of the air in connection with aviation, are especially valuable. They have given engineers the data for designing and constructing flying machines upon sound, scientific principles."
Gustave Eiffel: Civil engineer
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer, architect and freemason. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct.
Born: December 15, 1832, Dijon, France
Died: December 27, 1923, Paris, 1 rue Rabelais
Buried: Cimetiére de Levallois-Perret, Levallois-Perret, France
Education: École Polytechnique, École Centrale Paris
Projects: Rouzat Viaduct
The Bordeaux bridge, Eiffel's first major work.
The Budapest-Nyugati station.
The Completed Eiffel Tower in March, 1889.
Edward Moran's 1886 painting, The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, depicts the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty.
Interior structural elements of the Statue of Liberty designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Eiffel & Cie
San Marcos in Arica, Chile
The Eiffel Tower
18 July 1887
7 December 1887
20 March 1888
15 May 1888
21 August 1888
26 December 1888
École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris
Collège Sainte-Barbe in Paris
Bust of Eiffel at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Charles Frédéric Nepveu
Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest
Galerie des Machines
The river Douro in Portugal
Vienna, Budapest, New Terminus Line
King Luis I and Queen Maria Pia
Gustave Eiffel's Mansion