Gustave Eiffel, an engineer ahead of his time.
The name of this engineer surely does not leave you indifferent. Indeed, even if you don't know him, you must know one of his works, which has become a monument and a tourist site that attracts many tourists every year: the Eiffel Tower.
A success that goes beyond time.
Built to be exhibited at the 1889 World's Fair, the Eiffel Tower managed to be the highest tower in the world for forty years. Despite its 324 meters height Gustave Eiffel managed the huge performance of building this tower in only two years and a bit, you can learn more about how to visit the Eiffel Tower on this website saint-germain-paris.net. Contrary to what most people think, the Eiffel Tower is not the first success that our dear Gustave has achieved. Years earlier he achieved a masterpiece with the construction of the railway bridge in Bordeaux which is over 510 meters long at the age of only 26 years old. Unfortunately, dead at the age of 91 years this engineer graduated from the Central School of Arts and Manufactures has realized another monument that you probably already know.
The Statue of Liberty.
Two hundred twenty-five tons and 92.9 meters of copper the Statue of Liberty had been created from France. Once a gift from the French to the Americans and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Representation of Isabella Eugenie Boyer this statue holds in its left hand a torch which is supposed to illuminate the world and on its head a crown of seven spades represents the seven seas and the seven lands to represent liberty. He may not have been the main brain of the construction and had to work with the help of the architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc and the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. This statue would not have been what it is without Gustave Eiffel who made the metal frame of the statue.