GRAND OPENING OF THE EIFFILE TOWER

You'll never see a fancy tower like this one

THE FINAL TOUCH PARIS NEEDED

Paris the city you want to visit, it's got delicious food, history, beautiful castles, museums, lots of things but today you'll see what it was missing. Paris is missing the sort os symbol that would represent it for centuries. The Eiffile Tower!


Opening Of Paris's Great Tower

Tuesday, Jan. 1st 1889 at 11:45am

Paris, France

Paris, IDF

Facts

The Eiffile Tower has become a world wide icon for Paris. This amazing sculpture was named after the acitector Gustavo Eiffle. This is great tower is the tallest building in Paris.


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.


Origin

The design of the Eiffel Tower was originated by Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouquier, two senior engineers who worked for the 1889 Compaigne Des Etablissements Eiffle after discussion about a suitable centrepiece for the proposed Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair which would celebrate the centennial of the French revolution. In May 1884, Koechlin, working at home, made an outline drawing of their scheme, described by him as "a great pylon, consisting of four lattice girders standing apart at the base and coming together at the top, joined together by metal trusses at regular intervals".


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The main structural work was completed at the end of March 1889 and on the 31st Eiffel celebrated this by leading a group of government officials, accompanied by representatives of the press, to the top of the tower. The elevators were not ready so people had to go up by foot, which took about an hour. Eiffle when her was showing around he normally stop to explain stuff about the structure and manifactures. Most of the people decieded to stop climbing up at the lower levels. Nougiuer Compagnie wasn't afraid of heights so he kept going up. There was still work to be done. One thing they had to fix back then were the elevators. They were urged to fix those to facilitade the way up for visitors.


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Gustave Eiffle


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

Maruice sketch the first drawing of the eiffle tower.

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.


Emile Noguier

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.