Gustave Eiffel was born in Dijon, France and designed several notable bridges and viaducts before starting his most famous project the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower was built as the centrepiece of the Paris 1889 International Exhibition and at that time was the tallest structure in the world. 9700 tons of iron and 1000 feet high it also serves as a radio, television and meteorological post. It was meant to be dismantled after the exhibition but is still a central landmark in Paris

Other Projects included:
Statue of Liberty New York the steel framework
The First Aerodynamics Laboratory near Paris

 

 

 

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