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Watch the Building of the Eiffel Tower in Timelapse Animation

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Not only extremely tall for its time, the Eiffel Tower was also very intricate. It would be made of 18,000 wrought iron pieces held together with 2.5 million rivets, with four curved iron piers connected by a lattice of girders. After careful calculations, the tower's curves were designed to offer the maximum amount of efficient wind resistance.