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Collections >> North Carolinians and the Great War, The North Carolina Experience >> Document Menu >> 158 - EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS Named from its projector, Gustave Eiffel. It was completed in 1889, being the leading architectural feature of the Paris Exposition in 1890. The base is 330 feet square, it is 984 feet high, has both elevator and stairs. The top is devoted to an experiment station of the weather bureau of France. During the war it was used as an observation post and wireless station, and was of vast importance to the allies, as it was from this tower that they kept in touch with the entire world.
J. R. Graham
Tar-Heel War Record (In the Great World War).
Charlotte, N.C.: World War Publishing Co., [1921].

EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS
Named from its projector, Gustave Eiffel. It was completed in 1889, being the leading architectural feature of the Paris Exposition in 1890. The base is 330 feet square, it is 984 feet high, has both elevator and stairs. The top is devoted to an experiment station of the weather bureau of France. During the war it was used as an observation post and wireless station, and was of vast importance to the allies, as it was from this tower that they kept in touch with the entire world.

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Subjects:
  • Tour Eiffel (Paris, France).
  • Canning & preserving--North Carolina--1910-1920.