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Perhaps the best information about the Eiffel Tower is on the official website, including this biography of Gustave Eiffel.

There is also a biography of Eiffel and his work on the Statue of Liberty on the Statue of Liberty National Monument web site.

Read about how the Eiffel Tower is keeping up with today's world by installing wind turbines in this photo essay from the Verge.

​If you would like to draw the Eiffel Tower, check out this post at Art Projects for Kids.

A printable paper model of the Eiffel Tower that you cut out and assemble can be found here.

​Math lovers might like this math problem (designed for 5th graders) involving the Eiffel Tower, from Illustrative Mathematics. 

Here are instructions for buildling the Eiffel Tower out of Lego or Duplo bricks.​​

Teach Engineering has a one-hour lesson plan where 4th graders are challenged to build a tower out of recycled materials in Recycled Towers

Engineering the Eiffel Tower

​Grades 3-6, Lexile 780... From ABDO: The Eiffel Tower, built for a World's Fair in 1889, has become a permanent symbol of the city of Paris, France. Engineering the Eiffel Tower introduces readers to its designer, Gustave Eiffel, shows how workers assembled the gigantic tower, and looks at how maintenance crews keep it standing today. 

[T]here’s an attraction in things colossal, a special charm

to which theories of ordinary art are hardly applicable.

~ Gustave Eiffel ~