If you’re spending at least one day in Paris, you can’t miss the lady iron. So after 8 years in Paris I’ve found her on my way many times. As the Eiffel tower is having her base pilars oriented toward the four points of the compass and as I am roaming with my camera around all areas of Paris I’ve took many pictures of the eiffel tower from different side and on different events.
I decided few days ago to regroup all these pictures to one page.
- It was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent.
- During WW2, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on Monument so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.
- The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.
- The height of the iron lady varies by 5.9 inches (15 cm) due totemperature changes.
- It was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.
- It is the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.98 million people in 2011.
- Con artist Victor Lustig “sold” it to a scrap metal dealer.
- The Eiffel Tower was originally intended forBarcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.
- Inventor Franz Reicheltdied by jumping from the Eiffel Tower while testing aparachute of his own design.
- There are 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.
- There are over 30 replicas around the world.
- Gustave Eiffel had anapartment for himself at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
- In 1891, London built a structure designed to surpassthe Eiffel Tower in height. It was unsteady, never completed and demolished in 1907.
- Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the monument, was also behind the design for the Statue of Liberty’s spine.
- At the time of it’s construction, it was the tallest building in the world.
- 300 workers, 18,038 pieces of wrought ironand 2.5 million rivets were needed to build it.
- If it was built today, it would cost about US$31 million.
- In 1902, a lightning strike damaged the upper section, requiring the reconstruction of its top.
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History of the Eiffel tower
Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015…[Read more]
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ça c’est à la Défense à Paris, non?