Iron is a versatile building material. While iron can make some spectacular doors, builders can also use it to build entire structures, some of them famous throughout the world.
Perhaps the most well-known structure is the Eiffel Tower. This is a latticework of iron which stands 1063 feet tall and that took over two years to construct. Even though the Eiffel Tower was opened in 1889, it still claimed the title of the tallest structure in the world until 1930 when the Chrysler tower was erected.
Of course, iron structures don’t have to go up. They can also go across, as in the case of the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge is over 6,000 feet long and stretches across the East River. It was completed in 1883, and it is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you’re ever in New York, it’s well worth going to see. You might even drive over it!
Some of the most famous structures in the world are made of iron and are well worth seeing. To find out more about them, read the infographic below.