Gustave Eiffel

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    Eiffel Tower
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Garabit Viaduct

Gustave Eiffel began his carrier working as an unpaid assistant in his brother-in-law’s foundry. He went on to work on railway projects as an independent consulting engineer. He took over the design of the Eiffel Tower from┬áMaurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, who had developed the idea as a centre piece for the 1889 Exposition Universelle.

Read more about his life and works at biography.com

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