Work Record Linked to Concept Authority [Figure 19]

Work Record

Class [controlled architecture • European art
*Work Type [link] observation tower
*Title Eiffel Tower | Title Type: preferred
Title: Tour Eiffel | Title Type: alternate
Title: Three-Hundred-Metre Tower | Title Type: former
*Creator display architect: Gustave Eiffel (French 1832-1923)
*Role [link]: architect | [link]: Eiffel, Gustave
*Creation Date 1887-1889 | [controlled]: Earliest: 1887; Latest: 1889
*Subject [links to authorities] architecture • industrial exposition • International Exposition of 1889 (Paris, France)
Style [link] Belle Époque
*Current Location [link] Paris (France)
*Measurements 300 m (height) (984 feet)
[controlled]: Value: 300; Unit: m; Type: height
*Materials and Techniques wrought iron, exposed iron construction
Material [link]: wrought iron • structural iron |
Technique [link]: exposed construction
Description Commission was awarded by competition; the competition sought a plan for a monument for the International Exposition of 1889, celebrating the centenary of the French Revolution. The tower is built almost entirely of open-lattice wrought iron. It was the entrance gateway to the exposition.

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Concept Authority Record

*Terms wrought iron (preferred)
*Note Iron alloy of fibrous nature made by melting white cast iron, passing an oxidizing flame over it,
and rolling it into a mass; valued for its corrosion resistance and ductility.
*Hierarchical position [controlled] Materials Facet
.... Materials
.......... inorganic material
................ metal
..................... iron alloy
.......................... wrought iron
*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).

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CREDIT: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France © 2005 Patricia Harpring.
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