Gustave Eiffel, French civil engineer, c 1900.
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Gustave Eiffel, French civil engineer, c 1900.


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Engraving by Marzocchi of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923). Eiffel designed several notable bridges and viaducts before working on the world-famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris in 1889, commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. Eiffel also designed the steel framework of the Statue of Liberty which was given by the French government to the United States of America, and built the first aerodynamics laboratory near Paris. Illustration from Eiffel's 'La Tour de Trois Cents Metres' ('The Tower of Three Hundred Metres') containing photographs of the construction of the Eiffel Tower, published in Paris in 1900.



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