Essential Architecture-  Paris

The Machine Hall

architect

Contamin and Dutert 

location

Paris, France

date

1889, demolished in 1910. 

style

Early Modern

construction

427 m (1400 ft) long, 45 m (150 ft) high, with spans of 114 m (375 ft). Completely glazed. 

type

Exhibition hall
 
  illustration by Trevor Hill
Built for the 1889 International Exhibition, Paris, the centenary celebration of the French Revolution (as was the Eiffel Tower) and demolished in 1910. 
The machine hall at a Paris exhibition in 1889 was designed by Ferdinand Dutert. The arches of steel girders and glass panels enclosed a vast amount of space used for a machinery exhibit.

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