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  1. 1. Seans week 6-8 homework Eiffel Tower
  2. 2. The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. The construction was only meant to last for the duration of the Exposition, but it still stands today, despite all protests fromcontemporary artists who feared the construction would be the advent of structures without individuality and despite the many people whofeared that this huge object would not fit into the architecture of Paris.Today, there is no such aversion anymore among the people that live inParis, and one could not imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, in fact it has become the symbol of the City of Light. Construction started: 1887 Completed :1889 Opening: 31 March 1889
  3. 3. Owner: City of Paris, France Management: Société dExploitation de la Tour Eiffel Architect: Stephen Sauvestre Structural engineer: Maurice Koechlin, Émile Nouguier Main contractor: Compagnie des Establissments Eiffel Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Gustave Eiffel The man behind the Eiffel Tower was Gustave Eiffel, known from hisrevolutionary bridge building techniques, as employed in the great viaduct atGarabit in 1884. These techniques would form the basis for the construction of the Eiffel Tower. He was also known for the construction of the Statue of Libertys iron framework. The structure took more than two years to complete. Each one of the about12,000 iron pieces were designed separately to give them exactly the shapeneeded. All pieces were prefabricated and fit together using approx. 7 million nails.
  4. 4. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889Worlds Fair, it has become both a global culturalicon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris. and the most visited paidmonument in the world. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
  5. 5. Tallest in the world from 1889 to 1930 More than 200,000,000 people have visited the tower since its construction in 1889, including 6,719,200 in 2006. The tower is the most-visitedpaid monument in the world.The Eiffel tower is 320 meters high and weights 7000 tons. It has 1710steps. The first floor is at 57 meters and 360 steps from the ground, the second at 115 meters and1060 steps from the ground. The third floor at 274 meters from the ground is only reachable by lift.
  6. 6. It was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, a date that marked the centenary of the French Revolution.From 1910 and on the Eiffel Tower became part of the International Time Service. French radio since 1918, and French television since 1957 have also made use of its stature. Today the Eiffel Tower is used as an attraction for tourist and used for the observing and radio transmissions. It also serves as a national symbol for France
  7. 7. I think the Eiffel Tower is a neat monument that I would one day love to see one day. The Eiffel Tower is something to me that makes Paris such a cool place to visit. I think that it would becool to stand at the highest part of the Eiffel Tower considering it was the largest building on earth from 1889 to 1930. From photos the whole concept of it sounds pretty cool and whatthey put into it is awesome. Like the restaurants in it personally I think that would quite cool because I have ate in the skytower but it is closer to the ground. A very cool thing about the Eiffel Tower it that it has got a different structure to other very tall buildings and It was only meant to stay for the worldexhibition but they kept it and I think it is a good thing for Paris as I think if it wasnt there not as many people would go there and it is the most visited building in the world having200,000,000 people visit since it was built in 2008 so there is a lot of visitors been there.
  8. 8. I thought it is cool how it weighs 7000 tones andhas over 2.5 million rivets to keep it together. TheEiffel Tower was used to catch a top spy in world war and that is one of the reasons they did not knock it down because so many people found abenefit in it so they kept it and after the permit ran out of time they just left because the army was finding the height of it great for radios.
  9. 9. Thanks for watching By Sean Mcgrath