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Triangle use of the Eiffel Tower

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Geometry use of the Eiffel Tower
Geometry
Geometry is used everywhere in the world. Shapes can be found anywhere, from artwork to architecture. Shapes are the building blocks in architecture, without them you wouldn't have a strong structure. The Eiffel Tower is an excellent example of how these shapes are found in everyday use.
Shapes of the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is very similar to the geometric shape of a four sided pyramid. At the base, there are four large half circles, one on each side of the tower. Throughout the structure, there are hundreds of triangles and parallelograms. The railings also form perfect rectangles.
Triangles
Triangles are the strongest shapes when it comes to building large structures. Triangles are the strongest shapes because of their ability to hold large loads without being deformed. If the sides of the triangle are the same length then the triangle will be able to equally distribute the weight of the large structure.
Triangles in the Eiffel tower
The Eiffel Tower has exactly 186 triangles in it. These triangles give this massive structure great strength. Each triangle has a specific purpose to help hold the 10,000 tons in which this great tower weighs.
The Eiffel tower is 1063 feet tall
Construction of the Eiffel Tower cost 7,799,401.31 French gold francs in 1889.
The tower was built to sway slightly in the wind, but the sun affects the tower more. As the sun-facing side of the tower heats up, the top moves as much as 7 inches (18 centimeters) away from the sun.
Eiffel tower facts
More Eiffel Tower Facts
Of the 3 platforms that the Eiffel Tower is home to 2 restaurants, server buffets, a banquet hall, champagne bar, and many gift shops. It also offers educational tours of the tower for children and tourists.
The Eiffel tower with its estimated 5 billion lights shinning on it.
Citations
http://www.livescience.com/29391-eiffel-tower.html
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/eiffeltower/4Geometry.html
http://www.ehow.com/info_8746538_triangles-used-architecture.html
http://www.reference.com/motif/science/why-is-the-triangle-the-strongest-shape