Universal and International Exhibition of Paris 1900

The balance sheet of a century

April 15, 1900-November 12, 1900


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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower at the Exhibition Paris 1900

It would be an injustice not to mention the Eiffel-Ruquier Tower, adding the name of the engineer who had the original idea.
After eleven years, it appeared unchanged in its stability and was still the gigantic triumphal arch of the iron industry that nothing had overtaken.

It had been repainted and fitted with 7,000 electric lamps which showed the power of its base and the slenderness of its high lines in the night.

Nothing could compare with the spectacle given by its terraces, the horizon of the Parisian circus, the forest of the Exhibition palaces and the rising voices of a people of ants.

©L'Exposition du Siècle - 1900