The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. – Wikipedia
- Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
- Height: 1,063′ (324 m)
- Construction started: January 28, 1887
- Opened: March 31, 1889
- Floors: 3
- Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
On September 21, 2013 The Eiffel Tower will be present at the Sedona Airport! This appearance is part of the Sedona Airport’s Family Fun Day. Metal fabricator and historic bridge modeler, Damian Cavasos of Mainline Bridges, is crafting a masterpiece of the modern industrial era in 1:127 scale. This piece will be auctioned off during the events. The proceeds will benefit Flying Over Time, a certified 501-C3 an educational charity. Flying Over Time’s sole purpose is to teach art and history through the lenses of science. The special events during Sedona’s Family Fun Days surround the official home coming of the nearly 100 year old monogrammed memory chest of Donald A. Hall Sr, which was discovered in 1999 in Sedona, Arizona:
In 1927, after 31 hours of flying in a tiny silver aircraft, remarkably designed and built to carry 450 gallons of fuel in 60 days in San Diego, California, the Spirit of St. Louis’s exhausted pilot desperately needed to land. That young 25 year old was Charles Lindbergh, and he was quickly loosing day light. His primary hope, was the Eiffel Tower near the center of Paris, France. He had not slept the night before leading Long Island in his rush to beat his other aviator competitors at Roosevelt Field. Now, he was worried about how to find La Bourget field, just north of Paris. Worse yet, his aircraft had no forward window to see the glowing tower. Navigation was becoming more and more difficult. He had followed Le Seine river, knowing it would lead him to Paris, but in the end, as the sun set behind him, and as the darkness engulfed the aircraft and pilot, it was the bright light of the tallest structure in the world, that would point the him towards the northeast, and the grassy landing field of Paris’s famous aerodrome. When Lindbergh finally landed his specially designed aircraft, he had been flying for 33 and a half hours.
Today, a new bridge builder is re-envisioning the most famous of Paris’s attractions, to scale, at nearly 7 feet tall. The original structure, which was itself engineered
Have you visited the Eiffel Tower?~and built by experienced bridge builders, was later named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. The final sculpture will have over 24 hours of work and intricate lattice detail, including special LED lighting so that the model tower can function inside or outside for many years.