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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