Foreign News: A Horrible Thing

Paris' Eiffel Tower is a gaunt, startling skeleton of bare iron bones which hypersensitive esthetes have often called "a horrible thing ... a monster of the imagination." But ever since it was finished in 1889, the 984-foot tower has been jealously adored as a symbol of Paris. It has been visited by 18 millions. It has traveled worldwide by post card, is clearly imprinted on the mind's eye of a large part of the world's population. It has inspired countless little boys playing with sets of Meccano.

At various times the tower has supported a brass cannon for noonday salutes, wireless and...

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