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The Eiffel Tower

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Savannah Edwards

on 1 April 2015

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The Eiffel Tower is located on Champs de Mars 5 avenue, Anatole, France 75007 Paris, France.
The construction for The Eiffel Tower started on January 28, 1887 and was finished in 1887
Where is the Eiffel Tower located?
Even though the Eiffel Tower had an excellent design, the building team still faced challenging work conditions. After all they were trying to build the tallest structure in the world. I believe the challenges were based on adjusting to new technology and equipment being used to build the tower.
When was the construction of The Eiffel Tower started, and when was it finished?
The Eiffel Tower was built at the request of the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 to act as a memorial for the century of the French Revolution.
Why was this structure built?
Out of 700 people Gustave Eiffel's design was chosen, hence the name the "Eiffel" Tower.
Who was involved in the design and construction of the Eiffel Tower?
What were some of the challenges faced by the builders of this structure?
Fun Facts!
Why is this structure famous?:
The Eiffel Tower is famous because it is in a very popular spot in an extremely popular place for tourists to visit. I think the Eiffel Tower is famous because by most it represents love, and is just a beautiful remarkable monument.
I also think the tower is famous because if you go to the second level you can see Paris and it's other beautiful monuments and sculptures. The higher you go, the more you can see of the cultural and visual aspects of France, and the more you see of the country's charm and elegance.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in all it's different stages of being built
How has this structure been designed to have maximum strength and stability?
How has this structure affected the lives of the people who live near it?
What are the main materials that this structure is made of?
The Eiffel Tower's main material is iron.
Did you know that when the Eiffel Tower was built, art critics weren't so fond of it? Here are some phrases they used referring to the tower.
“this truly tragic street lamp” (Léon Bloy)

“this belfry skeleton” (Paul Verlaine)

“this mast of iron gymnasium apparatus, incomplete, confused and deformed” (François Coppée)

“this giant ungainly skeleton upon a base that looks built to carry a colossal monument of Cyclops, but which just peters out into a ridiculous thin shape like a factory chimney” (Maupassant)

“a half-built factory pipe, a carcass waiting to be fleshed out with freestone or brick, a funnel-shaped grill, a hole-riddled suppository” (Joris-Karl Huysmans)” - All taken from http://www.wired.com/2015/03/empzeal-eiffel-tower/
The Eiffel Tower has a very complicated design and is alike the human bone structure. It is incredibly light for a structure of it's size.Based on proven facts, the Eiffel Tower is literally lighter than it's surrounding air.
Hard to believe?
The structure uses criss-crossing beams that are in the shape of an 'X', which IS called a truss. Each big truss is simply made out of smaller trusses. Therefore this structure has indeed more holes than the actual iron. This is why it is SO LIGHT!
Eiffel well considered wind resistance as well as anything else. To say it simply the tower was built so that all forces from the wind along with the towers own weight would balance and run down the tower where the strong foundations are located.
Comprehending this, Eiffel and his team were able to create the Eiffel Tower using only material where it was needed, and none where it wasn't.
I think that the structure may contribute to the traffic, because of the many tourists that go to visit the Eiffel Tower during certain parts of the year. This causing havoc for the people living near the colossal structure.
I also think that the structure has brought great pleasure to the citizens living around it, because they feel proud living next to such an amazing symbol of their country.
Unlike most buildings nowadays, the Eiffel Tower was constructed out of puddling iron, not steel.
(and other sites around Paris)
The Eiffel Tower's
surrounding cylinder of air
By: Savannah Edwards
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