Building the World

Structure and Culture: La Tour


Eiffel Tower. Image:

May 6, 2014 marks the 125th birthday of one of the world’s most iconic structures. The Eiffel Tower has played a role in over 200 films, and been the scene of countless proposals of marriage. La Tour became a beacon of the new era of communications when the first European public radio broadcast was beamed, in 1921, from antennae atop the spire. Today, a webcam celebrates the vision. How does public art capture the spirit of place?


Building the World Blog by Kathleen Lusk Brooke and Zoe G Quinn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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