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Eiffel Tower - Original Life Span of 20 Years

Gustave Eiffel had a contract, with the city of Paris, to operate the Eiffel Tower for twenty years.  After two decades had passed, the plan was to disassemble the structure.

Not everyone agreed that it should come down, however.  What saved the tower's presence in Paris was a series of scientific experiments in wireless technology.  During World War I, particularly, the Tower proved its value to France. 

See, also:

Eiffel Tower - Video - The Original Idea and Sketch

Eiffel Tower - Video - Plans and Initial Construction

Eiffel Tower - Video - Opposition and Working Conditions

Eiffel Tower - Video - Riveters Work in Snow and Wind

Eiffel Tower - Video - Danger Bonuses and Unofficial Opening

Eiffel Tower - Video - Telegraphy and Meteorology Experiments

Eiffel Tower - Video - Saved by the Battle of the Marne

 


Media Credits

Clip from True Legend of the Eiffel Tower

Director: 
Simon Brook

Writers:
Simon Brook and Pascal Lainé

Key Cast Members:
Jacques Frantz - Gustave Eiffel

Annelise Hesme - Claire Eiffel

Nicolas Vaude - Edouard Barbier

Jean-Pierre Becker - Jean Compagnon

Marc Samuel - Minister Lockroy

Composer:
Laurent Petitgirard 

Cinematographer:
Vincent Jeannot

Studio/Producer:
Co-production France-Switzerland-Belgium; Canal+ / Le Musée d'Orsay / RTL-TVi / Télévision Suisse-Romande (TSR) / VAB

Dubbed in English (from French)

Release Date:  2005

 

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