Gustave Eiffel  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832December 27, 1923 was a French engineer and architect and a specialist of metallic structures. He is famous for designing the Eiffel Tower, built 1887-1889 for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France, and the armature for the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, USA.

Compare Joseph Paxton's famous building the Crystal Palace for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London.



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