"The fundamental idea of these pylons, or great archways, is based on a method of construction peculiar to me, of which the principle consists in giving to the edges of the pyramid a curve of such a nature that this pyramid shall be capable of resisting the force of the wind without necessitating the junction of the edges by diagonals as is usually done." Gustave Eiffel
Gustave Eiffel was a famous French architect and civil engineer who designed the ‘Eiffel Tower’. He is also renowned for the contributions that he made in building the ‘Statue Of Liberty’ in New York. He is also credited for building various bridges for the French railway network that include the famous ‘Garabit Viaduct’. He also made significant contributions to the field of aerodynamics and meteorology after his retirement from engineering.
March 11th, 2019
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