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Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin, the two chief engineers in Eiffel's company, had the idea for a very tall tower in June It was eiffel tower blueprints be designed like a large pylon with four columns of lattice work girders, separated at the base and coming together at the top, and joined to each other by more metal girders at regular intervals.

The tower project was a bold extension of this principle up eiffel tower blueprints a height of metres - equivalent to the symbolic figure of feet.

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On September 18 Eiffel registered a patent "for a new configuration allowing the construction of metal supports and pylons capable of exceeding a height of metres". In order to make the project more acceptable to public opinion, Nouguier and Koechlin commissioned the architect Stephen Sauvestre to work on the project's appearance.

A quite different first edition Sauvestre proposed stonework pedestals eiffel tower blueprints dress the legs, monumental arches to link the columns and the first level, large glass-walled halls on each level, a bulb-shaped design for the top and various other ornamental features to decorate the whole of the structure.

In the end the project was simplified, but certain elements such as the large arches at the base were retained, which in part give it its very characteristic appearance. The curvature of the uprights is mathematically determined to offer eiffel tower blueprints most efficient wind resistance possible.


As Eiffel himself explains: Lines drawn tangential to each upright with the point of each tangent at the same height, will always intersect at a second point, which is exactly the point through which passes the flow resultant from the action eiffel tower blueprints the wind on that part of the tower support situated above the two points in question.

Before coming together at the high pinnacle, the uprights appear to burst out of the eiffel tower blueprints, and in a way to be shaped by the action of the wind".

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The construction The assembly of the supports began on July 1, and was completed twenty-two months later. Each of the 18, pieces used to construct the Tower were specifically designed and calculated, traced out to an accuracy of a tenth of a millimetre and then put together forming new pieces around five metres each.

A team of constructors, who had worked on the great metal viaduct projects, were responsible for the to eiffel tower blueprints on site assembling this gigantic erector set. eiffel tower blueprints


The rivet workers All the metal pieces eiffel tower blueprints the tower are held together by rivets, a well-refined method of construction at the time the Tower was constructed.

First the pieces were assembled in the factory using bolts, later to be replaced one by one with thermally assembled rivets, which contracted during cooling thus ensuring a very tight fit.

A team of four men was needed for each rivet assembled: Only a third of the 2, rivets used in the construction of the Tower were inserted directly on site.

Collection Tour Eiffel The uprights rest on concrete foundations eiffel tower blueprints a few metres below ground-level on top of a layer of compacted gravel.

He famously patronized a restaurant inside the tower because it was the one place eiffel tower blueprints wouldn't have to look at the building.

Truth be told, the Eiffel Tower wasn't supposed to stay up for very long. In fact, it was eiffel tower blueprints for sale as scrap, and was only spared because it proved useful to the French army.

They found that its foot height worked nicely as a communications tower.

Thankfully, Gustave Eiffel's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad structure has managed to endure. Link via the terrifically curated Boingboing.