Bureau de Gustave Eiﬀel
Gustave Eiﬀel’s oﬃce
Gustave Eiffel’s office
Accompanied by his daughter Claire, Gustave Eiffel, built a small apartment at the top of the Tower, where he hosted prestigious guests during small, private receptions. This scene shows the visit by Thomas Edison on 10th September 1889. To mark the occasion, the American physicist and inventor gave Gustave Eiffel a model of his famous phonograph that he had just presented at the 1889 Universal Exposition.
Location. 48° 51.492′ N, 2° 17.677′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France. Marker can be reached from Avenue Anatole France. There are two identical markers located on east corner of the third level observation
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le Drapeau Tricolore (here, next to this marker); La Premiere Liaison Radioelectrique (here, next to this marker); Place du Trocadero (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); L’égoùt de Paris (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Conference Gate (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Jacques Cartier (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Students of France (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for the Eiffel Tower. “The tower is 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest human-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Because of the addition of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 meters (17 ft).” (Submitted on March 29, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 34 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week March 30, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 5. submitted on March 29, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.