2017年4月1日 星期六

Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel - Wikipedia

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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of École Centrale Paris, he made his name with various bridges for the French ...



The Eiffel Tower was officially opened on March 31st 1889. When it was being constructed, artists and writers complained that they “shall see stretching like a blot of ink the hateful shadow of the hateful column of bolted sheet metal”. Now, however, the tower is a motif of resistance and solidarity


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This week we’re recognizing French civil engineer and architect, Gustave Eiffel. He played a significant role in the design of the Statue of Liberty due to experience with wind stresses. He created a structure consisting of a four-legged pylon to support copper sheeting, which made up the body of the statue. Eiffel’s name is most known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower. After retiring from engineering, Eiffel concentrated on meteorology and aerodynamics.


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