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Eiffel Tower Project

The Eiffel Tower


Built for the 1889's World Fair, the Eiffel Tower is still considered an architectural masterpiece today. The tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel’s company and was originally disliked from most Parisians.

The tower is 300 meters tall and weighs 7,000 tons. It was the world's tallest building until 1930. There were: 2.5 million rivets and 300 steel workers used in its constructions and it took 2 years (1887-1889) to construct. The tower sways a maximum of 12 centimeters in high winds. There are 1652 steps to the top, 40 tons of paint were used to paint it, and 15,00 iron pieces were used in its construction.

The design of the Eiffel Tower was created by Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier. They both worked for the Compagine des Etabissements Eiffel after a discussion about a centrepiece for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution.

Koechlin was working at home and made an outline. He drew a scheme, and described he it as a “great pylon, consisting of four lattice girders standing apart at the base and coming together at the top, joined together by metal trusses at regular intervals.”

Paris, the capital of France, is the home of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is a key landmark of Paris and a desired destination for many travelers.

The connections to algebra are that we had to find the slopes and the y intercepts for some of the lines. When we had both of these we needed to put the equation in two different forms; Slope Intercept Form and Standard form. This relates to algebra because you can get the equation for every line. The straight lines, curves, and angles are all related to math and are all visible in the Eiffel Tower.


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