Why was Gustave Eiffel sent to prison?

Lighthouse stairs by Gustave Eiffel (photo by zemoko - CC-BY)Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower and many other impressive structures, was sentenced to two years imprisonment. Eiffel’s works included the Eiffel Tower, the framework for the Statue of Liberty, a steel basilica in the Philippines (although this is sometimes disputed), railway stations in Santiago and Budapest, a dozen bridges, public buildings, the Dijon [more…]

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