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Park Avenue Armory’s mission is to revitalize one of America’s historic treasures as a dynamic alternative arts space unlike any other in New York. Part palace, part industrial shed, the Armory is dedicated to the development and presentation of work in the visual and performing arts best realized in a non-traditional setting. With its Gilded Age interiors and soaring 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall, the Armory allows artists to create – and audiences to experience – epic, immersive and adventurous work that cannot be done anywhere else. The Armory seeks to stimulate the most ambitious and innovative work many artists will undertake in their career. Such has been its impact in its first five years that in December 2011 The New York Times noted “Park Avenue Armory…has arrived as the most important new cultural institution in New York City.”

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March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower Opens
On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in a ceremony in Paris. Built in commemoration of the French Revolution, it was the tallest building in the world when it was unveiled at the Paris World’s Fair.Although it has been surpassed in height by many skyscrapers since then, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel’s chocolate-brown, 984-foot open-lattice wrought-iron tower remains one of the world’s premiere tourist attractions.Learn some fast facts about the Eiffel Tower with Building Big's Wonders of the World Databank.Image: View of the World’s Fair, Paris, France, engraving 1889 (Wikimedia Commons).


The Eiffel Tower is looking lovely for 125! (Believe us, we have some authority on the matter.)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower Opens

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in a ceremony in Paris. Built in commemoration of the French Revolution, it was the tallest building in the world when it was unveiled at the Paris World’s Fair.

Although it has been surpassed in height by many skyscrapers since then, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel’s chocolate-brown, 984-foot open-lattice wrought-iron tower remains one of the world’s premiere tourist attractions.

Learn some fast facts about the Eiffel Tower with Building Big's Wonders of the World Databank.

Image: View of the World’s Fair, Paris, France, engraving 1889 (Wikimedia Commons).

The Eiffel Tower is looking lovely for 125! (Believe us, we have some authority on the matter.)

Posted on Monday, March 31st 2014

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