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Children's LiteratureGustave Eiffel's tower was, in 1889, the tallest man-made structure in the world at 986 feet in height. It is one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Eiffel's design was chosen from the many submitted for the "Universal Exposition of the Products of Industry" in Paris, France in 1889. Draftsmen drew 5,329 mechanical drawings for the tower. This book details the challenge of building build the wrought iron tower in two years. The tower contained elevators to transport people to the offices, restaurants, and stores in the three levels above the ground. Gustave Eiffel lived in an apartment with private access from the third level. Two spotlights mounted near the top of the tower could be moved to shine at night on various city monuments. This book is an excellent resource for a French class, or for any world studies class. It might inspire a budding young architect or engineer. A list of additional resource books and websites is listed in the back of the book. It is part of the "Building World Landmarks" series. 2004, Blackbirch Press/The Gale Group/Thomson Learning, Ages 7 to 14.