Unharnessed painters working atop the Eiffel Tower, circa 1910 [3 pictures]

Robert Delaunay, Red Eiffel Tower (La tour rouge), 1911–12. Oil on canvas

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Unfinished Eiffel Tower... When the City of Paris assumed ownership of the Eiffel Tower in 1909, there were plans to have the structure dismantled. But because the Eiffel Tower served as a vital communications hub, the city ultimately decided to let it be.

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Construction de la Tour Eiffel, photographie stéréoscopique de Léon et Levy, juillet 1888

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Henri Cartier-Bresson - Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1953 - Howard Greenberg Gallery -- china.org.cn

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