La Tour Eiffel


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La Tour Eiffel

  1. 1. By Ryan Davlantes
  2. 2. The Eiffel tower was built between 1887 and 1889.  The Eiffel tower was constructed for the International Exhibition of Paris. It was only suppose to stay standing for the exhibition, but the tower offered important needs to the people of Paris . In 1909 the plan to tear it down was upended because the tower could be used for telegraphy. Then in 1918 French Radio used the tower to send their signal. It also helped French television in 1957 by sending signal out.
  3. 3. This is a old picture of the Eiffel Tower.
  4. 4. The Eiffel tower has a unique structure. The  tower is 324 meters (1063 feet) tall including the flag pole. Constructing the tower took two years with 300 hundred steel workers. To the top it is 1652 steps and it has three platforms in between. The tower weighs about 7000 tons and was the largest building ever constructed until 1930 when the Empire State building was built.
  5. 5. This is a picture of the Eiffel Tower in comparison to famous American buildings.
  6. 6. The three platforms on the Eiffel tower are  filled with unique places. On the second platform there is a restaurant called the Jules Verne, which is very expensive. Jules Verne was a very famous French scientific author. You are required to have reservations to the restaurant because of the restaurants popularity. On the third platform of the tower there is a bar, a souvenir store and the office of Gustav Eiffel. Gustav Eiffel is who the tower is named after. He was a very good constructor who built the Eiffel tower.
  7. 7. This is a picture of the top platform of the Eiffel Tower.
  8. 8. The Eiffel tower is a great tour extraction. The  outstanding views are what sell people to the tower. On the 2nd floor the view is the best during the sunset. You can see miles away. There are places to eat, drink and get a souvenir.
  9. 9. This is a picture of the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  10. 10. There were many people who weren’t  supporters of the construction of the Eiffel tower. A group of three hundred people formed and signed a petition against the construction of the Eiffel tower. Of the 300 people there were writers, artists, sculptors and architects. They had claim the tower was useless and a monstrous ugly tower.
  11. 11. The petition stated,  quot;We, the writers, painters, sculptors, architects  and lovers of the beauty of Paris, do protest with all our vigour and all our indignation, in the name of French taste and endangered French art and history, against the useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower.quot;
  12. 12. Gustav Eiffel was born in Dijon in 1832. He  graduated Ecole central des Arts et manufacturing when he was twenty three. He is most famous for constructing the Eiffel tower, but he did a lot more than that. He supervised the construction of the railroad bridge Bordeaux. He designed the United State’s Statue of Liberty.
  13. 13. This is a picture of the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, Gustav Eiffel.
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