Alexandre Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, French builder

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) was a French civil engineer. A graduate of École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit Viaduct.

But he is most famous for the Eiffel Tower with its wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris His company designed and built the tower, nicknamed La dame de fer. Constructed from 1887 to 1889 the tower was the centerpiece of the 1889 World Fair. The Eiffel Tower is an iconic Paris landmark.

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Kathleen is a digital & watercolor artist, a graphic designer, and an amateur historian.

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