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Working on the Eiffel Tower in 1888

After Gustave Eiffel and his team completed their designs for the Eiffel Tower, it took two years and three months to erect the 300-meter structure.

This illustration—which was published, in "Exposition of Paris," during 1889—depicts men at work on the tower during October of 1888.

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This public-domain illustration, appearing at page 5 of the “Exposition of Paris,” published in 1889, depicts men working on the Eiffel Tower in October of 1888. The image is online via the University of Glasgow.

We learn more about the “Exposition of Paris,” published in 1889, from the University of Glasgow’s website. It was published, “with the collaboration of special writers, enhanced edition of views, scenes of art reproductions, machinery, drawings and prints by the best artists [working in] Paris, 1889.”

 

It is maintained, at the University of Glasgow, Sp Coll [Special Collections] RF 754. “Current Status (October 1888) the work of the World Exhibition (No. 1: pp. 5).”

 

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