The Eiffel Tower was built by engineer Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889. Gustave Eiffel did not see just in this building, a small attraction for visitor but a useful tool for science, true example of modern science, it was the perfect manifestation of French engineer genius.
Eiffel Tower, true example of modern science
The book "The three hundred meters tower", written by Eiffel and dedicated to his colleagues, was published in 1900 in two volumes. The first recounted the genesis of the project, work specifications, the cost of the construction, the commercial exploitation and the science's experiments in various fields such as meteorology, physiology or physics, which could be carried out. The second volume is a summary of boards and photographs that illustrate the descriptions.
Located at the end of the Champ de Mars, just beside the Seine, this symbol of France and its capital is the third most visited site in the country.
From an original height of 300 meters, she was subsequently raised by numerous antennas to a peak of 325 meters, the Eiffel Tower remained the highest tower in the world for over 40 years. Used in the past for many scientific experiments, it now serves as a transmitter for radio and television programs.