Dec 15, 2023

On this day in 1832, a figure who would become synonymous with iconic structural design was born

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TODAY IN DESIGN 1832

The Birth of a Structural Visionary: Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel.

On this day in 1832, a figure who would become synonymous with iconic structural design was born – Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. Known for his eponymous Tower in Paris and his significant contributions to the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel's work represented a remarkable fusion of aesthetic grace and engineering prowess.

Eiffel's career was a testament to the power of innovative structural design in the modern world. His most famous creation, the Eiffel Tower, initially met with skepticism, would go on to become a global symbol of architectural beauty and ingenuity. His work on the Statue of Liberty's internal framework, meanwhile, demonstrated his skill in marrying form and function, ensuring the statue's enduring presence as a beacon of freedom.

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