Comparison Of The Eiffel Tower And The Statue Of Liberty

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Brittney jervey
April 8, 2014 Due May 8, 2014
Compare and contrast of the Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty
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Beautiful scenery, Love, New experiences finding these things in two very popular cities. The Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower both are very popular tourist attractions. Maybe for their beauty or perhaps there archeological structure. Who knows really but here’s a few similarities and difference between the two.
First, The Iron magician Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was born in 1832 in Dijon, France. After graduating from Ecole Centre ale des art et Manufactures he wanted to specialize in metal construction. (Bio) In his early career he oversaw many constructions of bridges and buildings. In 1866 he officially started his own company. After designing the arched gallery of machines for a show for the Paris exhibition in 1867 his name was known. (Bio). His next designs made all the difference in the world. He decided to build the Statue of Liberty and the renowned Eiffel Tower.
Next, The Eiffel Tower is a renowned monument for France. Being that it was originally built as an entrance way, some precautions were made. The safety token was moveable staging, guard rails and screens only one man died during construction. (Eiffel Tower). The tower stands 320 meters tall it uses over 18,000 pieces in the steel structure. Each year the high heats cause the structure to grow six inches, but then retracts back after the summer time. So, that is why the idea of thermal rivets were used in assembly, because the rivets allow the structure to keep its shape. Over 2.5 million rivets were used. (Eiffel ...

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...fel Tower every year. (USA Today).The cost to enter and take the lift to the top floor is 14€ converted that’s $19.32 in the U.S dollar. (Tour-Eiffel). Unlike the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty gets about 4 million people who visit each year. (NY Harbor Park). To get to the island you’d need a ferry which costs you 18 dollars, though its $3.00 to enter the statue. (NPS.Gov).There are some rules when you go to visit. For example, people must have a permit to take photos of the Statue which is a $75 nonrefundable application fee.

In conclusion as you can see the Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty are similar and different in more than one way maybe its shape of size maybe it could be the fact that people prefer one more than the other who knows but now you’ve explore the reasons people may be loved or hated these monuments maybe by choice or new development

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