How to build the Eiffel Tower


Since we are hoping to build a monument of cultural significance, it was great to come across this wonderful collection of blueprints and process photos from the building of the Eiffel Tower in the 01880s. What is particularly inspiring is that they built it before widespread use of electricity, the telephone, and the automobile, making the technology used to build it little better than that of the ancient wonders (excepting steel of course).

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