, according to the Eiffel Tower's official Web site (http://www.
He emphasizes their life stories over their achievements, and arranges profiles chronologically, which feature engineers from Western and Eastern Europe and the US, and include Pierre-Paul Riquet, Thomas Telford, John Rennie, Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, Charles Babbage, John Ericsson, Gustave Eiffel
, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Hertha Ayrton, Nikola Tesla, Heinrich Hertz, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Wernher von Braun, and Edith Clarke.
Khan showcases sculptor Auguste Bertholdi, engineer Gustave Eiffel
, poet Emma Lazarus, and fundraiser/publisher Joseph Pulitzer, among the many individuals involved.
The 324m-high tower was built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris by French engineer and entrepreneur Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
, who also helped in the design of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Lucien says Gustave Eiffel
had climbed the painted iron stairs, which linked the third and fourth floors of the tower to plant the French flag, when the monument was inaugurated in 1889.
Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel
, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.
A section of the winding iron staircase that Gustave Eiffel
climbed to inaugurate the monument in 1889 is expected to fetch between pounds 15,000 and pounds 22,000, according to auctioneer Remi Ader.
In fact, its signature iron roof had been designed in the workshop of French architect Gustave Eiffel
and cast in 1896 in the famous Schneider Foundry of Creuzot, France.
French engineer Gustave Eiffel
designed the internal structure.
Its central landmark is a green gazebo designed by Gustave Eiffel
, architect of Paris' famous tower, where bands play on Sunday afternoons.
is located at 6, avenue Gustave Eiffel
, 78182 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Cedex, France.
lived nearby and obtained a neighborhood building height restriction so that his tower was always easily visible from his home.
The tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel
for the 1889 World's Fair, and was meant as a temporary exhibit.
The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel
in 1889 for the World's Fair.
The French effort in Panama had ended in a scandal of greed and deceit that had ruined men such as Ferdinand de Lesseps, builder of the Suez Canal, Gustave Eiffel
, engineer of the Eiffel Tower, and four-time French premier Charles de Freycinet.