| Eiffel Tower (Tour de
Gustave Eiffel, designer; Stephen Sauvestre, architect;
Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, engineers
View from the Seine. Gustave Eiffels tower was greatly criticized
during its two-year construction period as being an "abomination and
eyesore," its "barbarous mass" looming over the Paris skyline. When
the fair opened, however, it became the most visited attraction and
subsequently the grand symbol of Paris that it is today.
©1999 National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.