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Created by Auguste Bartholdi in 1870.It was constructed out of an iron framework with light weight copper sheets for the skin with the repousse technique. It was created to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of America's independence. (United States)
The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel to represent the 100th anniversary of France's independence. The iron tower was carefully designed, each piece perfectly calculated. The tower is held together with thermally assembled rivets. It was built from start to finish in 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days. (Origins)
The construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa started in 1173 and not completed til mid 1300's. The construction was interrupted several times. It started leaning during construction due to the soft ground which destabilized the foundation. The tower is still slowly falling several millimeters per year and is now five meters off perpendicular! (Tower of Pisa)
The construction of the Colosseum started in 69 AD. It was made with Travertine limestone and cement. The curved arches allowed for the building to evenly disperse its weight. It was finished in 79 AD and has been standing for 1937 years! (Building the Colosseum)
The Taj Mahal was built in 1648 AD. It was thoroughly crafted by a team of architects who used several styles and designs of Hindu architecture. It is a mausoleum that was designed by Shah Jahan in honor of his wife. It was designed to represent his life for her. (Taj Mahal Tourism)
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