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Eiffel Tower

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Image by M. Soper.
1889. The Eiffel Tower.
1889. The top of the Eiffel Tower.
1889. Foundation.
Base of the tower. Image by M. Soper.
The tower seen from the other exhibition buildings. Image by M. Soper.

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832 - December 27, 1923) was a French structural engineer from the École Centrale Paris, an architect, an entrepreneur and a specialist of metallic structures.

He is acclaimed for designing the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built 1887–1889 for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. However other designers include Maurice Koechlin, Émile Nouguier and Stephen Sauvestre. [1]

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