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More Than The Eiffel Tower – the Wondrous Buildings and Bridges of Gustave Eiffel

Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi was the man who famously designed the Statue of Liberty. After the sudden death of the project’s architect, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Gustav Eiffel was called in to design the under supports that would maintain the statue for centuries. Eiffel was considered for the project because he had so much experience building structures that could withstand strong winds.

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One of our most famous monuments, the Statue of Liberty was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, but the structure was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel. Via/ Wiki Commons

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Building of the Statue of Liberty, 1885. Via/ Wiki Commons

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The interior structure of Lady Liberty was designed and built by Eiffel. Via/ Wiki Commons

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The bus station in La Paz, Bolivia, was originally constructed by Eiffel as a train station. Via/ Wiki Commons

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Cathedral de Tacna, Peru, completed 1875. Via/ Wiki Commons

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The Temse bridge in Belgium was completed in 1870 and was destroyed in 1940 by French and Belgium forces as a strategic move during WWII. Via/ Wiki Commons

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