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La Tour Eiffel
Transcript of La Tour Eiffel
the story? The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 to... Serve as an exhibit in the world's fair. & Celebrate the
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
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
Tower Completed in 26
a half months
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
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
drama... It is now completely
accepted by french
& is often referred to
as the "symbol of
Tag cost more
than 1 million
dollars to build It was paid
the first year. How is
it used? During WWI,
it was used as a
observe Presently, It
broadcasts Glass Lantern at
the top is a