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World Exposition 1900 THE GREAT EXHIBITIONS -World Exhibitions brought tourists artisans and attention from around the world and established the host country as a power player in the world scene -Diverse because many different international styles and people from all over the world joined to participate in one central location for six months or longer -the idea of an international application of the arts and sciences began in London in 1851 but was primarily focused on industry and not the arts 1889 Seen as the centennial of the French Revolution the French set out to make the 1889 Expo the most ambitious of any preceding international exposition to assert western Europes self confidence However many European monarchies in Europe opted to not participate since many regarded the 1889 Expo as a celebration of the abolishment of a previous regime that the monarchies liked 35 million attendance Lacked a unifying architectural style as in 1900 Buildings of the 1889 Expo Eiffel Tower Architect Stephen Sauvestre Gustave Eiffel was Contractor-previously a railway bridge engineer Historical Information oHas four useable floors one of which was used for an apartment for Eiffel oHeight is 300 meters the tallest man made structure until 1929 with the construction of the Chrysler building in New York City Architectural Aspects oConstructed of over 15000 pieces of wrought iron oThe use of iron a metal not fully realized until the late 19th century symbolized the prowress of the French industrial revolution oIt also represented modernity with the use of iron oThe arches of the first platform were designed with the Arc de Triomphe in mind and according to a source the top was modeled on the steeples of the Notre Dame Central Dome Architect Joseph Antoine Bouvard Architectural Aspects oExtremely ornate design in a Beaux-Arts style oTopped by the statue of the personification of France oDome made the structure look much like a church raising its prominence St Peters Palace of
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