Eiffel’s Paris a la Carte

When Gustave Eiffel constructed his tower for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, it was to mark France as a leader in the scientific and technological advances that defined the 19th century. On the tower’s four sides Eiffel inscribed the names of 72 French scientists and engineers — partisans in a revolution that transformed Paris and the world.

Explore the roots of technological innovation in 19th century Paris using this interactive Google map.


References:
Barral, G., 1892. Le Panthéon Scientifique de la Tour Eiffel. Nouvelle Librairie Parisienne, Paris.
Hillairet, J., 1963. Dictionaire Historique des rues de Paris. Les Éditions de Minuit, Paris.