Lecture: Eiffel - the Man, the Tower and The Statue

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Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) was a French civil engineer whose name is most widely known for the monumental tower that he built in Paris. During his working life he constructed or made a contribution to a wide range of prestigious structures including bridges, buildings, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and elements of the Panama Canal. When he retired from civil engineering, he went on to carry out significant work in meteorology and aerodynamics, and was a promoter of early cinema. This talk will cover the life and works of this talented and energetic engineer, scientist and businessman.

Douglas Irvine is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has worked for both consulting engineers and contractors. Now retired, he takes a keen interest in the lives of early civil engineers and their work.

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