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Our next stop, the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tour was erected for the Paris Exposition of 1889.  It is an immense tower of exposed iron latticework. It is 984 feet tall.  When it was constructed it was the tallest structure in the world.  It remained the tallest structure for 40 years until the Empire State Building in New York City was built in 1929.

The Eiffel Tour was named after the structural engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower. It was built to celebrate the science and engineering achievements of the age. Others were also responsible for this magnificent structure although Eiffel gets all the credit. They were Architect, Stephen Sauvestre and structural engineers, Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier, just to keep the record straight.

Eiffel’s company was also responsible for the wrought iron structure inside the Statue of Liberty.

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