The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built for the for the International Exposition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centennial of the French Revolution. Of the 700 proposals submitted in design competition, Gustave Eiffel's was unanimously chosen. The curvature of the uprights is mathematically determined to offer the most efficient wind resistance possible. Before coming together at the high pinnacle, the uprights appear to burst out of the ground, and in a way to be shaped by the wind.

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