February 11, 2007 9:58pm CST
Does any one no when it was made and for what reason. I am having a debate with my husband here, and I say it was made in the late 1880s and he says no the 60s. My argument is that it was during to industrial age so it was after the civil war. And i thought it was made for a fair. like the world wide fair???? Please help.
12 Feb 07
-The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England, opened the tower. Of the 700 proposals submitted in a design competition, Gustave Eiffel's was unanimously chosen. However it was not accepted by all at first, and a petition of 300 names - including those of Maupassant, Emile Zola, Charles Garnier (architect of the Opéra Garnier), and Dumas the Younger - protested its construction. At 300 metres (320.75m including antenna), and 7000 tons, it was the world's tallest building until 1930. Other statistics include: 2.5 million rivets. 300 steel workers, and 2 years (1887-1889) to construct it. Sway of at most 12 cm in high winds. Height varies up to 15 cm depending on temperature. 15,000 iron pieces (excluding rivets). 40 tons of paint. 1652 steps to the top.
• United States
12 Feb 07
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the Universal Exposition. That was the world fair!! So this means you were closer. Glad you have communication going. Hope I helped. I have a fondess for the Eiffel Tower and the French.