In 1895 Wembley become home to London's own short lived, Eiffel Tower. During a trip to France in 1889, Sir Edward Watkin, Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway, became greatly impressed with the newly built Eiffel Tower, and wanted to build an even taller tower on land he owned in Wembley Park. Sir Watkin wanted Gustave Eiffel, the engineer behind the Eiffel Tower, to build the Wembley Tower, ...
(Portuguese: Torre Vasco da Gama) is a 145 m/476 ft-high lattice tower in Lisbon, Portugal, built over the Tagus river.
It is named after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who was the first European to arrive in India by sail, in 1498.
The architects of the tower were Leonor Janeiro, Nick Jacobs and SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill).
The steel structure, represe...
3D Dirigible number 6 of Santos-Dumont near Eiffel Tower - 1901.
Alberto Santos-Dumont was an important early pioneer of aviation.
Although he was born, grew up, and died in Brazil, his contributions to aviation were made while he was living in France.
On October 19, 1901 he won the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize of 100,000 francs for flying his dirigible Number 6 fro...
With 2 million visitors the first year and almost 6 million people a year today, the Eiffel Tower is a real crowd pleaser. At the crossroads of the entire world, more than 200 million visitors have come since its construction. At 300 metres (320.75m including antenna), and 7000 tons, it was the world's tallest building until 1930.