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#1 worldsfairent

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:31 PM

122 years ago today, the great 1889 Exposition Universelle opened its gates-- and wondrous multitudes have been passing under the mighty Eiffel Tower's arches ever since.

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#2 Glen Schultzberg

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

Oh. I thought you were going to say that 122 years ago today...Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play! Just kidding. Sorry, I couldn't resist! ;)

It still amazes me to think that something as universally well-known and famous as the Eiffel Tower was the centerpiece of a World's Fair (or two)!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:19 AM

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#4 Doug Seed

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

125!

 

http://news.national...er-engineering/

 

 



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

I'm not one to question Nat Geo's research however . . . the photo which is said to be from 1914 shows all the 1889 or 1900 World's Fair buildings intact.  Did they remain in place until 1914?  The photo which is claimed to be from July 1936 would place it just months from the opening of the 1937 Arts et Techniques Exhibition so there would have been lots of construction going on in the photo.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:24 AM

Both good questions, expo boy.  Hmm...






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