The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower - These four inclined piers and the four big...
These four inclined piers and the four big connecting trusses form the solid groundwork of the tower. There is nothing particularly unique in the detail of construction. The wnrk is simnlv a svstem of trusses and braces, in which the material is so placed as to make a strong and light structure. The four great arches which rise between the piers, immediately immediately under the great horizontal trusses, are largely ornamental in character. They serve to round off what would otherwise be an angular outline, but do not support any of the weight of the structure. Above the lower platform two four-corner four-corner four-corner four-corner piers incline toward each other at a sharper angle. The iron columns are lighter and the spaces in the system of bracing are larger. High above the first platform, nearly 400 feet from the ground, a second series of horizontal trusses binds the four piers together together and forms the basis for a second landing. landing. These two platforms are glorious places

Clipped from The Salisbury Truth18 Apr 1889, ThuPage 1

The Salisbury Truth (Salisbury, North Carolina)18 Apr 1889, ThuPage 1
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