UP Coming "Event Update"

Get ready for the next Huawei Joburg Day 2018 #CAPeventupdate

Go and get your ticket right now before its too late.
The next Huawei Joburg Day 2018, Promising to be the best event in Johannesburg for the month September 2018 featuring different superstars, SA’s biggest hitmakers, award-winners and chart dominators. will be trilling over 20,000 die-hard fans on one stage all day long, want to be part of this history? Click HERE to get your ticket now and also Join the conversation on Facebook now. Date: Saturday, September 1st 2018 Time: at 9 AM - 9 PM  Venue: Crocodile Creek Polo Club Botasdal Farm Lanseria, 1748 Johannesburg, Gauten Dont be told.

DONATE to Help A Child Today - Today help a child if you CAN.

Today in History "03/31/1889" Eiffel Tower Opens

When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair,

Many regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to serve an important role in television and radio broadcasts, is considered an architectural wonder and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.



On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers.
In 1889, to honor of the centenary of the French Revolution, the French government planned an international exposition and announced a design competition for a monument to be built on the Champ-de-Mars in central Paris. Out of more than 100 designs submitted, the Centennial Committee chose Eiffel’s plan of an open-lattice wrought-iron tower that would reach almost 1,000 feet above Paris and be the world’s tallest man-made structure. Eiffel, a noted bridge builder, was a master of metal construction and designed the framework of the Statue of Liberty that had recently been erected in New York Harbor.
Eiffel’s tower was greeted with skepticism from critics who argued that it would be structurally unsound, and indignation from others who thought it would be an eyesore in the heart of Paris. Unperturbed, Eiffel completed his great tower under budget in just two years. Only one worker lost his life during construction, which at the time was a remarkably low casualty number for a project of that magnitude. The light, airy structure was by all accounts a technological wonder and within a few decades came to be regarded as an architectural masterpiece.
The Eiffel Tower is 984 feet tall and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers, from which rise four columns that unite to form a single vertical tower. Platforms, each with an observation deck, are at three levels. Elevators ascend the piers on a curve, and Eiffel contracted the Otis Elevator Company of the United States to design the tower’s famous glass-cage elevators.
The elevators were not completed by March 31, 1889, however, so Gustave Eiffel ascended the tower’s stairs with a few hardy companions and raised an enormous French tricolor on the structure’s flagpole. Fireworks were then set off from the second platform. Eiffel and his party descended, and the architect addressed the guests and about 200 workers. In early May, the Paris International Exposition opened, and the tower served as the entrance gateway to the giant fair. 
The Eiffel Tower remained the world’s tallest man-made structure until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. Incredibly, the Eiffel Tower was almost demolished when the International Exposition’s 20-year lease on the land expired in 1909, but its value as an antenna for radio transmission saved it. It remains largely unchanged today and is one of the world’s premier tourist attractions.
#CAPTodayinhistory 
Courtesy: www.History.com
0

People Also Read

Kstyle - Love me jeje (Official Music Video)

Celebrating one of the youngest successful Nigerians Living in R.S.A as our Muslim family get done with fasting

Aro shot dead in Yeoville by unknown gun men

"Celebrating woman's month" #CAP

Johannesburg stand up!!! Hydro on Boulevard official Grand Opening Tonight in Sandton #CAP

Woman rise - Celebrating woman's month in a glamorous style

Business Coaching Wif The MD Of Southern Africa Jason Chu #CAPeventupdate

CAP on Google Map

Contact

Call +27613646310

Whatsap +27614392801

e-mail cap@cityalertplus.com

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *