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Transcript of Eiffel Tower
Type of Structure and Materials
It is the tallest structure in Paris, which makes it very noticeable. It also pleases the eye because of it's unique shape. The Eiffel Tower was built to attract as many tourist as possible. The Eiffel Tower gets
painted every seven years. It gets a new
color every once in a while, like bronze,
silver, and sometimes gold. It takes 50
tonnes of paint to paint the Eiffel Tower completely.
The Eiffel Tower
What do They Need the Tourists for?
Most places, like Hawaii depend on tourists to make money. In Paris, they make money from tourists. The tourists spend money on souvenirs, taxi drives, and tours up on the Eiffel Tower.
It took about two years to build, which gave jobs to about 500 people. Artists were called to the site to draw the designs before it was built. After it was finished, some people got jobs as a taxi driver, photographer, painters, maintenance men or women, engineers, or tour guides.
What are the Purposes of the Structure?
Name three different kinds of jobs people got after the Eiffel Tower was finished.
One of the world's most beloved landmarks, symbolic of Paris and French culture worldwide, was only supposed to stand for 20 years. The tower was never intended to be permanent. It was only built as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Most of the people who suggested it should be taken down said that is was the "Shame of Paris". Many Parisians originally did not even like the design of creator Gustave Eiffel! They protested the tower's construction, thinking that it would be an eyesore. Soon the radio was invented and people decided to place antennas on top of it to get signals for television or to communicate to soldiers during the first World War.
The type of structure, that the Eiffel Tower is, is shell and framework. It's very hollow and is made for humans. Because it is extremely hollow and thin up top, it bends 18 cm in the sun. When it is very windy, the workers there have to shut the tours down because it's not safe to go up.
What Type of Structure is the Eiffel Tower Classified In?
By Emily Tat
Back then, concrete slabs were used to hold the Eiffel Tower together, 1700 drawing plans to build, hydraulic jacks to lift heavy items, and 18, 038 different parts to build this structure. Today, we would have used tower cranes to lift the parts, create plans on software computers that tell us if it will stand or not and less people on the jobs.
What Technologies did they Use Back Then and Technologies We Would have Used Today?
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887. It was built for the entrance arch for the World's Fair. France wanted to attract as many people as possible. Some people will visit again, suggest other people to visit Paris, buy souvenirs, spend money, or even move there. The Eiffel Tower is now a tourist site with about seven million visitors a year. Lucky for us, it was supposed to be torn down in 1909, but is still standing tall.
Why did People Plan to Take Down the Eiffel Tower?
Here are pictures of the Eiffel Tower now:
Introduction and Basic Facts
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, was constructed by Alexander-Gustave Eiffel in celebration of the French Revolution, and was completed in 1889. It cost about $1.5 million dollars. This design beat out 700 others who were competing for the opportunity. It was completed in 21 months. At 986 feet or 105 stories tall, it was the tallest building in the known world.
What Materials were Used in the Eiffel Tower?
Some materials used were asphalt concrete, steel, fiber, and mainly iron. Iron was chosen because it is 10 times stronger than wood and 20 times stronger than stone. When the Eiffel Tower was built, it required 14, 600, 000 pounds of wrought iron. The picture below shows the process of the Eiffel Tower:
How did This Structure Impact the Society it was Built In?
The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter
The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1889.
The Eiffel Tower was built for the World's Fair to demonstrate that iron would be stronger than stone while being infinitely lighter.
When was the Eiffel Tower built?
Complete the sentence.
The type of structure, that the Eiffel Tower is, is __ and ____.
The Eiffel Tower gets painted every eight years.
True or False?
If false what is the correct answer?
Why did they choose iron over wood and stone as the main material of the Eiffel Tower?
It is much lighter
It is more durable
It is lovelier
All of the above