A. Gustave Eiffel, Part 1


A. Gustave Eiffel, via United States Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division. Public domain

Gustave Eiffel’s expertise in iron work was sought for projects throughout Europe and South America, and he worked on one of the most iconic structures in the U.S. His career is mostly an impressive series of successes, save one colossal scandal.

Holly's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: Gustave Eiffel, railroads, biographies, Paris, France, 19th century, European history