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Eiffel Tower in Paris was built with steel from Resita & Govajdia, Romania

Eiffel Tower in Paris was built with
steel from Resita & Govajdia, Romania

“Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (born Bönickhausen; /ˈaɪfəl/; French pronunciation: ​[efɛl]; 15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the prestigious École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures of France, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris.”
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Eiffel Tower Paris pho sorce

Eiffel Tower Paris pho sorce

A few Romanian know, however, that this symbol of Paris (Eiffel Tower) was developed by a technology discovered in Romania, by Romanian engineer George Panculescu. This, after he graduated the courses of the Polytechnic of Zurich, came to work on the recommendation of the writer Vasile Alecsandri, in the “Eiffel” company. He returned home in 1878 to start the construction of the Bucharest – Predeal railway, during which he invented a system of joint railway sleepers system that would revolutionize metal construction. Thanks to the new method of mounting the rail on outside the railway sleepers, Panculescu finished building the track in less than 12 months – although the time allowed was five years.


Resita steel and cast iron from Govajdia

Gustave Eiffel, who knew Panculescu from Paris, heard of him and went to Valenii de Munte, in 1879, to discuss the new method. The Frenchman was impressed with the novel idea and suggested its application in his project of raising an unusual tower, tower what was to be presented at the Universal Exhibition in 1889. They talked about adapting the technique invented by Panculescu the construction of the tower using parts metal sections and assembled on the ground as it builds work. Together materialized this project that would become one of the symbols of the world. It is assumed that the two engineers were met also during the year 1882, when Gustave Eiffel touch up the last details of the sheer architectural jewels in Romania called  thehotel “Traian” fom Iasi. Eiffel tower structure was built between 1887-1889, from steel produced in Resita. Eiffel Tower has in the composition the cast iron from furnace of Govajdia, Ghelar town, Hunedoara county.
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