Eiffel, Gustave

Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923)

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was born in 1832. He was a French structural engineer and architect and a specialist of metallic structures. Eiffel is specially known for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, the Basilica Minore de San Sebastian and the armature for the Statue of Liberty, New York, U.S.. Eiffel was educated at the Central School of Arts and Manufactures in Paris. After been employee in several engineer- offices, he freelanced in 1876 and built bridges in France, Spain, Austria, Rumania, Egypt, Peru and Bolivia. In 1885 he supported the Interior structure for the Statue of Liberty. After the competition of the Eiffel Tower, he was involved in the construction of the Panama Canal from 1900 to 1920. From this on, Eiffel made researches on the wind resistance of buildings and delved on a construction of a wind tunnel. He deceased in 1923.


Important works

Eiffel Tower
Statue of Liberty
Nice Observatory
Eiffel Market or Mercado Adolpho Lisboa
San Sebastian Church, Manila, Philippines
The General Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Paradis Latin, Paris
Palacio de Hierro, Orizaba Veracruz, Mexico
Palácio de Ferro, Luanda, Angola
Maria Pia Bridge (Porto Viaduct)
Garabit Viaduct
Souleuvre Viaduct
Long Bien bridge, Hanoi, Vietnam
Birsbrücke, Münchenstein, Switzerland
Garonne River Bridge near Bordeaux
The Eiffel Bridge in Viana do Castelo's Marina
The Railway Bridge over the Coura river in Caminha, Portugal.
Truong Tien Bridge is reflected in the Huong River, Hue, Viet Nam.
Bridge over the Schelde in Temse, in Belgium
The road (D50) bridge over the River Lay at Lavaud in the Vendee, France
Combier Distillery, Saumur (Loire Valley), France
Viaduct over the Sioule river
Viaduct at Neuvial
Notre Dame des Champs, Paris
Swing bridge at Dieppe
Gasworks of La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz Train Station, La Paz, Bolivia (now Bus Station of La Paz)
Church at Tacna, Peru
Church in Arica, Chile
Ruhnu Lighthouse at Ruhnu island, Estonia
Hotel Traian, at Ia?i, Romania
Bolivar Bridge, at Arequipa, Peru
Fenix Theatre, at Arequipa, Peru
San Camilo Market, at Arequipa, Peru
Church at Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur
Konak Pier, at ?zmir, Turkey (1890)
Estación Central (main train station), Santiago, Chile
Bridge over the Tisza near Szeged, Hungary
Farol de São Thomé in Campos, Brazil
The framework of the Western Train station in Budapest, Hungary
Great bridge over the Begej in Zrenjanin, Serbia
Mona Island Lighthouse at Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Plaza del Mercado (local produce market) at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Bridge in Trujillo Alto (still there but not used anymore]], Puerto Rico
Puente Quezon (Quezon Bridge) over Pasig River, Manila, Philippines
House of Steel in Maputo, Mozambique
Ajfel Bridge On Skenderija Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dome (Salon Royale) of Hotel Negresco, Nice, France
Pabellon de la Rosa Piriapolis, Uruguay
Bridge over the Schelde near Temse, Belgium