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EIFFEL TOWER IN FRANCE Presenter Name: ANU Date: 2020.06.10 1. Eiffel Tower: Information & Facts 2. World's Fair centerpiece Overview 3. Construction of the Eiffel Tower 4. Eiffel Tower fun facts 5. A hallmark of modern architecture 6. Uses of the tower 7. The tower today 8. Legacy 2 EIFFEL TOWER he Eiffel Tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition — or World's Fair — of 1889. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world. Information 3 ▪ Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer, is usually credited with designing the tower that bears his name. However, it was actually two lesser-known men, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, who came up with the original drawings for the monument. ▪ Kochlin and Nouguier were the chief engineers for the Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel — Gustave Eiffel's engineering firm. Together with Eiffel and a French architect, Stephen Sauvestre, the engineers submitted their plans to a contest that would determine the centerpiece for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. World's Fair centerpiece ▪ The Eiffel company's design won, and construction of the wrought-iron tower began in July 1887. But not everyone in Paris was thrilled with the idea of a giant metal monument looming over the city ▪ When construction of the tower began on the Champs de Mars, a group of 300 artists, sculptors, writers and architects ...
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