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Building the Eiffel Tower

Season 51 Episode 3 | 53m 29s

Explore the revolutionary engineering behind Paris’s iconic landmark. Completed in 1889, the iron tower smashed the record for the tallest structure on Earth, ushering in a new age of global construction that reached for the skies.

Aired: 02/13/24 | Expires: 03/13/24
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