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  • avatar
    • 24 hours ago
    • Capture Sam

    20nov18--The original lifts to third level were supplied by Léon Edoux. 266 ft. hydraulic rams reaching nearly halfway up to the third level plus a system of cables and sheaves worked in tandom for two cars. Each car only travelled half the distance between the second and third levels and passengers were required to change lifts halfway by means of a short gangway. The 10-ton cars each held 65 passengers. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 1 day ago
    • Richard Martin

    What's special about the year 1889 Capture Sam? Hint: something 100 yrs. prior. And how tall is that tree in Madrid? I yield to the master.

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    • 2 days ago
    • Capture Sam

    19nov18--Completed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 Whirld's Fair, the fair's charter did not allow the use of any foreign (none french) material in the construction of engineer Gustave Eiffel's tower. The first two lifts were relatively easy to build because of the shear size of the towers legs, a straight shot up to the first level. Second level lifts did not have the advantage of the base legs massive size thus no direct path up for the second level lifts. No French company bid on the work, though Otis Brothers & Company (not a French company) did put in a bid though it was rejected. Bid deadlines were extended but still no French company submitted a bid. In July 1887 the contract was given to Otis.
    Otis had already started creating designs convinced they would eventually be given the contract. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 days ago
    • Chris

    Richard, your are so right,but some times it gets to much,and there is no place for rudeness in my book!! I do not like hostility of any kind!! i love communicating with people from all over the world,in a nice friendly way,too much hate in this world!! so yes PEACE to all

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    • 2 days ago
    • Richard Martin

    Peace. Chill. We're approaching if not in the Christmas season. And Gwynn H I never thought you were defending me. I'm the last person that needs defending, I have and still do defend others. Enough is enough. I have nothing but best wishes for ALL. Anything else is not worth my time. I know, I've seen the other side. I prefer peace.

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    • 2 days ago
    • Chris

    Gwynn H, so agree, i get so irritated,it nearly every where you go,never have i come across such a rude,self opinionated,individual with no respect !!!

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    • 3 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    Thanks, Richard - I wasn't really defending you, though. Ha! These cams are not his turf - they belong to all of us who watch and comment (and he does try to rule many of them - not just a few). Having been one of his early "victims", and seen him be rude to many others, periodically I just get tired of it. I love a good funny exchange, as do many others, like Chris. So keep it up!

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    • 3 days ago
    • Capture Sam

    18nov18--Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is adorned with its golden covering and then sparkles (20,000 lights make it sparkle) for 5 minutes every hour on the hour until 1am, while its beacon lights up the city. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 days ago
    • Chris

    Richard my mistake, should have been lighten,not lighted :)) but yes the english language is funny,

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Richard Martin

    Oh, lighten up not lighted up. Could be the same depending on what you light up. Light up to lighten up. Funny language this English. It's my native language but still funny. My color is Brit. colour. My theater and center is Brit. theatre and centre. I'm a Yank BTW. No apologies for that, born that way. But I have Brit. ancestry (Scotland, I love bagpipes).

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Chris

    He should lighten up his mind (cs)..

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Richard Martin

    Lighted up what might I ask? ;-)

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    • 3 days ago
    • Chris

    The world would be a better place if people lighted up!!

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    • 3 days ago
    • Chris

    @Richard don't apologise, some people don't have a sense of humour,i love the playful and mostly friendly exchanges between us all,light hearted conversation!!