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Eiffel Tower: Building The Impossible on SBS

Tonight | Eiffel Tower: Building The Impossible on SBS and SBS on Demand

Eiffel Tower: Building The Impossible on SBS – For the 1889 Paris World’s Fair, Gustave Eiffel accomplished the impossible, the dream of every engineer: to build the highest structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower. In the heart of Paris, he erected this 300-meter iron colossus in just 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. This documentary takes an epic journey into Eiffel’s life work, a yet-untold story providing new insight into the unique feat that was the construction of the iconic tower. For the first time, we’ll discover why it would never have existed without three decades of Gustave Eiffel’s innovations around the world. From the Bordeaux railway bridge, to the majestic Garabit Viaduct in Central France, to the inner metal frame of the Statue of Liberty in New York and his newly-discovered portable bridges in Vietnam – each of these civil works paved the way to the Eiffel Tower. *Airing as part of SBS’s Focus On France collection. Eiffel Tower: Building The Impossible on SBS and SBS on Demand – Premiere / Sunday 23 June at 7.30pm TV Central SBS content HERE

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