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Member Meeting: Eiffel: the Man, the Tower & the Statue – Douglas Irvine


Date and time: 1st September 2021 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm


This talk will cover the life and works of Gustave Eiffel (1832 – 1923) who was a French civil engineer and whose name is most widely known for the monumental tower that he built in Paris.

During his working life he constructed or made a contribution to a wide range of prestigious structures including bridges, buildings, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and elements of the Panama Canal.

He was an extremely talented and energetic engineer, scientist and business man.  When he retired from civil engineering he went on to carry out significant work in meteorology and aerodynamics, and was a promoter of early cinema.




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