The History of Erections 1887 to 1931

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The Eiffel Tower

July 1887

July 1887

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December 1887

December 1887

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March 1888

March 1888

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May 1888

May 1888

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August 1888

August 1888

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December 1888

December 1888

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March 1889

March 1889

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March 1889

March 1889

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April 1889

April 1889

The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet (324 meters) tall, including the antenna at the top.  Without the antenna, it is 984 feet (300 m).  It was the tallest manmade structure until the Chrysler Building was built in New York in 1930.

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The Chrysler Building 1930

Chrysler Building 1930

Chrysler Building 1930

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The Empire State Building 1931

The Empire State Building under construction 1931

The Empire State Building under construction 1931

That’s the Chrysler Building in the background.

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Does size really matter?  It appears that it does.  

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