Paris is under occupation. When Hitler captured Paris, he said that he wanted to see the most famous monument of the city, the Eiffel Tower. When they arrive at the Eiffel, they see that the ropes of the elevator were ripped off by the French before the invasion. Realizing that they must climb up a long ladder to reach the top, Hitler gives up. So Hitler takes pictures you see.
When Hitler realizes that he can no longer occupy Paris, he orders that the Eiffel Tower be bombed. But the German General Dietrich Von Choltitz does not obey this order and saves the tower.
As for Paris, it is possible to say that the first visual imagery is the Eiffel Tower. This gigantic structure has been the subject of many debates since aesthetic concerns since its construction. Eiffel Tower rising from the Champ de Mars park on the banks of the Seine; according to some it is a scrap heap, while others are uniquely architectural masterpieces. In 1876, the exposition of many important inventions for the first time to the world was prepared by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel for Expo Barcelona as an iron tower project. So in fact a design that was prepared for Barcelona not for Paris at the top of the Eiffel Tower. However, the Barcelona delegation does not find the tower suitable for the architectural structure of the city and rejects it. Gustave Eiffel tries his luck in the municipality this time. The Paris municipality approaches the project from a different perspective. An Expo in Paris in 1889 will be organized for the centenary of the French Revolution. The idea of exhibiting the longest work of the world, which will bring a new breath to the iron and steel race, which is formed after the Industrial Revolution in this Expo, is adopted by the Paris municipality and the project is approved. The French must have believed that they will prove their superiority to the world with this project; Despite the many reactions in that period, the project is started.
The Eiffel Tower was much different than the building and construction conception ever made. It was higher than the dome of the San Pietro Basilica in Rome or the Pyramid of Cairo. However, the construction is different from them in a different way; was made with steel arch and lattice beam. The tower consisted of four crib arches. During the design of these belts, the static requirements and the design understanding of the engineer seem to be effective. For the feet of the arches, there was a need for elevators that had to move on a curved path. We worked with Otis Elevator Company in the USA for elevators. Otis Elevator Company designed lifts as a glass cage. It was completed in less than a year with very little labor and cost. The engineering and design marvels of his time were counted. He gathered many reactions, fought many negative opinions, but eventually established himself. Until the construction of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930, it remained the world’s tallest building with a height of 300 m. Noticing that, the authorities decided to keep the tower alive for another 20 years. But there was a problem at this point. The people of Paris were uncomfortable. The people, who could not bring the Eiffel Tower to Paris, opposed the fact that they would stay for another 20 years. A statement was published:
“We are writers, sculptors, architects, painters, painters, lovers of Paris, the untouched beauty of Paris. For the sake of the unexplored French taste, we have the power to erect the useless and monster-looking Eiffel Tower in the middle of our capital on behalf of the threatened French art and history, The city of Paris will be able to hold on to a machine maker’s strange and commercial dreams for a longer time to get down and become ugly, because the Eiffel Tower, which is not even a commercial American, is a shame on Paris.
With this decision, we will have to see the disgusting shadow of a disgusting column made of riveted iron plates for twenty years. ”
The decision to place a radio transmitter on top of the Eiffel Tower in order to be a solution to the situation in the declaration and to cancel the demolition decision when the tower’s 20-year leave ends. The radio transmitter and tower enter into an mutualist relationship. Thanks to its height, the tower was able to transmit radio waves over long distances and add a function to itself. Later on, the television entered our lives and this time the television transmitters took their place at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The beauty of Eiffel, its functionality, its harmony with the city of Paris is still controversial. Aside from the relativity of the understanding of beauty; Everyone who likes and dislikes the Eiffel Tower will understand that it is the most beautiful view to see Paris when it comes to the top of the tower.