• “he is most famous for building the Eiffel Tower” • “was a French engineer and entrepreneur, specialist of metallic structures.”
• “He was responsible for the metal structures of the Bon Marché department store and the Crédit Lyonnais bank in Paris, the cupola of the Nice observatory, and, above all, the very impressive internal structure of the Statue of Liberty.” • “The construction of the Eiffel Tower in
1889 was his crowning achievement.”
• “Throughout his life he was concerned with innovative structures and especially with the effects of wind loading on plane surfaces.”
• “After graduation from the College of Art and Manufacturing in 1855, Eiffel began to specialize in metal construction, especially bridges.” • “He directed the erection of an iron bridge at Bordeaux in 1858, followed by several others, and designed the lofty, arched Gallery of Machines for the Paris Exhibition of 1867.” • “Eiffel startled the world with the construction of the Eiffel Tower (1887–89), which brought him the nickname “magician of iron.””
• “Traits : Personality : Hard worker”
• “During his youth, the two strongest influences on Eiffel were both successful chemists, his uncles Jean-Baptiste Mollerat and Michel Perret. Both men spent a lot of time with young Eiffel, filling his head with everything from chemistry and mining to religion and philosophy.” • “At school, Eiffel was extremely clever, but not very studious. • “After graduation, Eiffel's uncle offered him a job at his vinegar works in Dijon, France. However, a family dispute...