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Transcript of Gustave Eiffel
Hired to build a lock system for the Panama Canal in 1887 Important work in meteorology and aerodynamics Gustave Eiffel est mort 27 decembre 1923 dans sa maison de Paris. Statue of Liberty Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures Graduated in 1855 Ecole Polytechnique Originally Bönickhausen, but changed to Eiffel (officially in 1880) Influenced by Jean-Baptiste and Michel Perret Private secretary at a railway company Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest *Charles Nepveu* 1860- Bordeaux bridge Consulting engineer in 1865 1881- called by Auguste Bartholdi -experienced with wind stress Finished in May 1889 1905- laboratory on the Champ de Mars
1907- built a wind tunnel Awarded the Samuel P. Langely Medal for Aerodromics in 1913 He was 91 years old. Raised by his grand-mère Presented in 1885 to the Société des Ingénieurs Civils Contract signed in 1887 Committee of the Three Hundred Tower Construction Sources http://www.biography.com/people/gustave-eiffel-9285294 http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bleiffeltower.htm http://www.nps.gov/stli/historyculture/alexandre-gustave-eiffel.htm http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Gustave_Eiffel.html Alexandre Gustave Eiffel First platform finished June 1888 Main structure completed March 1889 Company went bankrupt in 1888- investigation ensued Eiffel was acquitted but still resigned from his company in 1893 and changed his company's name
1912- moved to Auteuil, and built a new, bigger wind tunnel Added to by Sauvestre He left engineering for the rest of his life