• I was a French engineer.
  • I designed the structure for New York’s Statue of Liberty.
  • I designed the locks for the first Panama Canal, which subsequently embroiled me in controversy.
  • Later in my life I conducted pioneering research into aerodynamics and the use of wind tunnels.
  • My most famous construction was built to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution and stands today as one of the most recognisable features of Paris.

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