Feb 27, 2008

Under Construction Images of the Most Famous Structures.

Collection of ‘Under Construction Images of the Most Famous Structures.’ from all over the world.

Eiffel Tower under construction:

Eiffel Tower: One of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was a French structural engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel & his team of engineers Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier (assisted in the design), & architect Stephen Sauvestre who created it.
The tower was completed in 1889 & was inaugurated on March 31, 1889; opened on 6 May. Using two & a half million rivets 18,038 pieces of puddled iron, it was joined by three hundred workers & it weighs 7,300 tons & needed 40 tons of paint. And the cost of construction was 7.8 million francs ($1.5 million).
And presently as a part of maintenance it needs 50 to 60 tons of paint every seven years to protect it from rust.

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 1

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 2

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 3

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 4

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 5

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 6

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 7

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 8 Eiffel Tower under construction in July 1888.

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 9

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 10

Eiffel Tower under construction (9) 11(Image credit: Feels).

Statue of Liberty under construction:

Statue of Liberty under construction (2) 1(Image credit: Yesterdays).

Statue of Liberty under construction (2) 2The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris, 1878. 'This photo by Albert Fernique shows men working with sheets of copper on forms & assembling a portion of Miss Liberty in a workshop in Paris.'

Sagrada Familia under construction:

Sagrada Familia under construction (2) 1(Image credit: Yesterdays).

Sagrada Familia under construction (2) 2The Sagrada Família by night in March 2006
Construction began in 1882 & continues to this day. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2026. The original designer Gaudí (1852 - 1926) on the subject of the extremely long construction period is said to have remarked, "My client is not in a hurry."

Flatiron Building under construction:

Flatiron Building under construction (2) 1(Image: Credit).

Flatiron Building under construction (2) 2Designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the Beaux-Arts style one of the first buildings to use a steel framework.

Capitol Building under construction:

Capitol Building under constructionThis photo was in 1861.

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