GRAND OPENING OF THE EIFFILE TOWER
You'll never see a fancy tower like this one
Opening Of Paris's Great Tower
Tuesday, Jan. 1st 1889 at 11:45am
Height And Records
The tower stands 324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in NYC was built in 1930. Because of the addition of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 17 feet (5.2 m).
The tower has three levels for visitors.
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The Tower is not Gustave Eiffel’s only creation. This enthusiast and true genius was able to go beyond his own limits to bequeath to us monuments such as the dome on the Nice Observatory, the metallic structure of the Statue of Liberty, not to mention the Bordeaux railway bridge.
Born in Dijon 1832. He graduated from Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in 1855. The same year he graduated there was the 1st World Fair. Gustave spent several years living in South West France, where he supervised work on a great railway bridge in Bordeaux. Afterwards he set up in his own right in 1864 as a "constructor", that is, as a business specializing in metal structural work. His outstanding career as a constructor was marked by work on the Porto viaduct over the river Douro in 1876. The ingenious structure of the Statue of Liberty was also made by Gustave. In 1889 was the end of Eiffle's career.
Maurice Koechlin was born in Buhl, Haut-Rhin on March 8th 1856. He worked for Chemins de fer de l'Est and Eiffel & Cie. He won Légion d'honneur. Koechlin went to school and graduated from ETH Zurich. He was married to Emma Rossier. He had jobs including civil engineer, structural engineer and engineer. He died in Veytaux in January 1946 aged 89 years and 10 months old. His brother was Rene Koechlin. He helped a lot to build the Eiffle tower. Emile didn't also built the Eiffle tower. He did Other buildings too. He also built the Garabit viaduct and the faidherbe Bridge.
Émile Nouguier was born in Paris on February 17th 1840. He worked for Eiffel & Cie. Emile went to school and graduated from École Polytechnique and École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris. He had jobs including civil engineer, structure engineer and engineer. Noguier did the codesign for the Eiffle tower. He probably worked with Maurice. He died in Paris at the age of 58. Emile didn't also built the Eiffle tower. He did Other buildings too. He also built the Garabit viaduct and the faidherbe Bridge.