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Two electricians working on the Eiffel Tower, …

Two electricians working on the Eiffel Tower, 1937.

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Franz Reichelt, remembered for jumping from th…

Franz Reichelt, remembered for jumping from the Eiffel Tower, showing off his parachute, Paris, 1912

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Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989….

Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989. Photographed by Elliott Erwitt.

Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989….

Eiffel tower 100th anniversary, Paris, France, 1989. Photographed by Elliott Erwitt.

In 1925, André Citroën leased the Eiffel Tower…

In 1925, André Citroën leased the Eiffel Tower and had the Citroën brand name embellished across it using 250,000 lights. This continued until 1934.

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The Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888. P…

The Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888. Photo by Louis-Émille Durandelle.

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This was part of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2013-2014 on architectural photography, In Focus: Architecture.

“The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome or the Great Pyramid of Giza, nothing like it had ever been built before. This view was made about four months short of the tower’s completion. Louis-Émile Durandelle photographed the tower from a low vantage point to emphasize its monumentality. The massive building barely visible in the far distance is dwarfed under the tower’s arches.

Incidentally, the tower’s innovative glass-cage elevators, engineered to ascend on a curve, were designed by the Otis Elevator Company of New York, the same company that designed the Getty Center’s diagonally ascending tram.“

  • Text from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Website

Workers on a scaffolding, Eiffel Tower, 1888

Workers on a scaffolding, Eiffel Tower, 1888

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Eiffel Tower on a snowy day – 1928

Eiffel Tower on a snowy day – 1928

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An American soldier stands in the doorway of a…

An American soldier stands in the doorway of an apartment house before the Eiffel Tower in March of 1919

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German officer admiring the Eiffel Tower, 1940…

German officer admiring the Eiffel Tower, 1940-41.

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