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ID: 700000116Record Type: Built Work
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Eiffel Tower (watchtower; architect: Gustave Eiffel (French, 1832-1923); 1887-1889)
Note: Commission was awarded by competition; the competition sought a plan for a monument for the International Exposition of 1889, celebrating the centenary of the French Revolution. The tower is built almost entirely of open-lattice wrought iron. It was the entrance gateway to the exposition.
Titles:
Eiffel Tower (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Tour Eiffel (C,U,French,U,U)
Three-Hundred-Metre Tower (H,U,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
watchtower [300134522] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by form>, <single built works by form: massing or shape>, towers (single built works))

Classifications:
architecture (preferred)
European art

Creation Date: 1887-1889

Creator Display:
architect: Gustave Eiffel (French, 1832-1923) [preferred,VP]
architect Eiffel, Gustave (French architect and engineer, 1832-1923) [500000800]
Locations:
Paris [7008038] Île-de-France (region (administrative division)), France (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: wrought iron, exposed iron construction
structural iron [300011010]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, metal products)
wrought iron (iron alloy) [300011012]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, <iron and iron alloy>, iron alloy)
exposed frame construction [300310589]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, assembling (additive and joining process), construction (assembling), <construction by form>)

Dimensions: 300 m (height) (984 feet)
Events:
exhibition: International Exposition of 1889 Paris [7008038] (Île-de-France (region (administrative division)), France (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet))

Cultures:
European (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
belle époque [300264407] (preferred,N/A)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <European styles and periods>, <modern European styles and movements>, fin de siècle)

General Subject:
architecture (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
industrial exposition [300054779]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), exhibitions (events)) (AAT)
observation [300343797]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, functional concepts (general)) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Built Work
Sources and Contributors:
Eiffel Tower........ [VP]
........ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Tour Eiffel........ [VP]
........ Tour Eiffel online (2000-)
Three-Hundred-Metre Tower........ [VP]
........ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 15 November 2010
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... CDWA online (1995-)
..... Tour Eiffel online (2000-)
..... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 24 February 2006
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