[Answer] The iconic Eiffel Tower is named for whom?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: The iconic Eiffel Tower is named for whom?

The given options are:

  • A president
  • An artist
  • An engineer

Correct Answer: An engineer

Fact: Though the French capital is famous for its many museums and architectural landmarks, one wrought-iron lattice tower literally looms above them all. It’s named for French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose firm built the tower, but the designs for the structure were created mainly by Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier, who worked for Eiffel. The three men, along with French architect Stephen Sauvestre, won a contest that decided the centrepiece for the 1889 World’s Fair.

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