I came across the most wonderful architecture book I’ve ever seen at Left Bank Books. It’s called La Tour de 300 Metres and it’s a highly detailed book about the construction of the Eiffel Tower. TASCHEN is known for making large-format books and I believe this is one of their best. At $100+, it’s quite expensive, but every page of this book is worth the price. There are countless diagrams, architectural drawings, archival photos, and more all featured in high detail.
As far as I know, the book is pretty rare to come by so if you ever see it, please take some time to look through it (or purchase it). I didn’t see it at the TASCHEN store but if you are the least bit curious, you can pick up a copy at Amazon.com for $101 or get it on sale at this store for $79.
Check out the images below (courtesy of MTS).