bd40bc7c7a It came to a head as work began at the Champ de Mars: a "Committee of Three Hundred" (one member for each metre of the tower's height) was formed, led by the prominent architect Charles Garnier and including some of the most important figures of the arts, such as Adolphe Bouguereau, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Gounod and Jules Massenet. And it has a lot to offer. Work on the foundations started on 28 January 1887. Those for the east and south legs were straightforward, with each leg resting on four 2m (6.6ft) concrete slabs, one for each of the principal girders of each leg. Bnfalvy; A. At the top, there were laboratories for various experiments, and a small apartment reserved for Gustave Eiffel to entertain guests, which is now open to the public, complete with period decorations and lifelike mannequins of Eiffel and some of his notable guests.. The deadline for bids was extended but still no French companies put themselves forward, and eventually the contract was given to Otis in July 1887. Otis were confident they would eventually be given the contract and had already started creating designs. Eiffel Tower Tour Eiffel The Eiffel Tower seen from the Champ de Mars Location within Paris Record height Tallest in the world from 1889 to 1930[I] General information Type Observation tower Broadcasting tower Location 7th arrondissement, Paris, France Coordinates 485129.6N 21740.2E / 48.858222N 2.294500E / 48.858222; 2.294500Coordinates: 485129.6N 21740.2E / 48.858222N 2.294500E / 48.858222; 2.294500 Construction started 28 January 1887 Completed 15 March 1889 Opening 31 March 1889 Owner City of Paris, France Management Socit d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE) Height Architectural 300m (984ft) Tip 324m (1,063ft) Top floor 276m (906ft) Technical details Floor count 3 Lifts/elevators 8 Design and construction Architect Stephen Sauvestre Structural engineer Maurice Koechlin mile Nouguier Main contractor Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel References I.
"Eiffel Tower: Sightseeing, restaurants, links, transit". ^ Guillaume Apollinaire (1980). The imposition of copyright has been controversial. Main article: List of the 72 names on the Eiffel Tower. ^ Paul Souriau; Manon Souriau (1983). The tower and its image have long been in the public domain. In June 1990, however, a French court ruled that a special lighting display on the tower in 1989 to mark the tower's 100th anniversary was an "original visual creation" protected by copyright. 116. ISBN978-1-84162-068-8. As the sun-facing side of the tower heats up, the top moves as much as 7 inches (18 centimeters) away from the sun. It was beaten by the military transmitter in the town of Saissac and then later by the Millau Viaduct which was completed in 2004 and stands at 343 metres.