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From the Archives: Mr. Eiffel Built More Than A Tower

The Eiffel Tower opened to the public 130 year ago this month, a fact that is being celebrated in a low grade way in the news.  And why not?  We need all the good news we can get. In that spirit, I offer you a piece which originally appeared in History in the Margins in…

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Mr. Eiffel Built More Than a Tower

Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower, reportedly said “I ought to be jealous of the tower.  It is more famous than I am.” It’s probably true.  Eiffel was a world-famous engineer before he made the tower that bears his name, but not for the kind of things that make a man a…

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