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Eiffel Tower - Riveters Work in Snow and Wind

Although the riveters had agreed to put up with long days, working on the tower became dangerous when wind and snow began to cause problems. 

No serious accidents occurred, as the tower reached the first platform - at 57 meters - although a falling piece of material smashed the camera of Edouard Durandelle (whom Gustave Eiffel had hired to document the tower's construction).

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 - Danger Bonuses and Unofficial Opening

Eiffel Tower - Video - Original Life Span of 20 Years

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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