Alexandre Gustave Eiffel’s best known structure and one which is generally acknowledged to have shown his talent and genius to the full was the Eiffel Tower. It was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution at the
Garabit viaduct. - 1881-84
In 1855 he designed the wrought-iron skeleton for the inside of the Statue of Liberty. This was given as gift from the people of France to the United States as a sign of international friendship.
Eiffel calculated the exact pressure and weight distribution of the statue and oversaw the raising of the Liberty. His analytical and systematic methods are still recognised today