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A History Of The Eiffel Tower

On 2nd Might 1886, the Journal Officiel launched a competition to discover the possibility of erecting a 300m tall metal tower on the Champ de Mars. More than one hundred entries were submitted but only Eiffel’s tower fulfilled the rather biased brief. Nonetheless, several men and women doubted his potential to total such a project — the tallest tower in the world at the time was the 169.2m Washington Monument. His contributions to scientific investigation should not be forgotten either. On the tower’s internet site, Bertrand Lemoine, an architect, engineer and historian, provides a far more optimistic view. The Eiffel...