Virtual Discovery

Eiffel Tower

Named after its creator Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the world’s most famous landmarks. The wrought-iron lattice tower took two years to construct, which was considered a marvel of precision and a feat of engineering given the rudimentary means available when it was completed in 1889.

Civil Engineer

Gustav the civil engineer designed blueprints of the infrastructure of the tower and supervised construction to ensure accuracy to a tenth of a millimeter.


Ed the foreman supervised and advocated for the workers, and ensured adherence to safety standards and regulations to optimize the operations.


Charles the metallurgist tested and developed a process to strengthen metals used in the tower, and monitored corrosion and fatigue during construction.