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La Tour Eiffel

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Brooke Hendrix

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of La Tour Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel What is
the story? The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 to... Serve as an exhibit in the world's fair. & Celebrate the
100th anniversary
of the French
Revolution. How about a Tower? Etienne August Edouard
suggested that the structure
should be a permanent tower. A public contest was held to determine what the tower would look like. 700 contest entries were submitted. & the
winner
is... Alexandre Gustave Eiffel A.K.A. "The Magician of Iron" His design
was chosen unanimously! He was also resposible for building the framework of The Statue of Liberty. The French Statue When Building the Statue Of Liberty for the US, The french kept a 2nd, smaller version. The smaller version was placed next to the siene River in Paris. The 2
statues
face each
other. Completing
The
Tower Completed in 26
&
a half months
(except for
the
elevators) until 1930, it was the tallest
structure in the world.
Approx. 1,000 ft tall !

The height varies to 6"
depending on the temperature.

It weighs 7,000 tons ! A
surprising
Reaction The French were
shocked & displeased with the
finished product. It would have been torn
down, but there was not
enough time to built
another exhibit for the
world's fair. Plans were made to tear it
down after the fair closed but the
telegraph antenna at the top made
it "useful enough" to keep. The antenna is now
used to transmit
radio & television
broadcast. After all
the
drama... It is now completely
accepted by french
& is often referred to
as the "symbol of
Paris" The
Price
Tag cost more
than 1 million
dollars to build It was paid
for within
the first year. How is
it used? During WWI,
it was used as a
military
observe Presently, It
transmits TV
& Radio
broadcasts Glass Lantern at
the top is a
weather reporting
station. How
is it
Maintained?
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