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The Spectacular Eiffel Tower

Updated on February 19, 2017

Built in 1889

Paris is such a beautiful city, and it’s a city that’s well worth a visit. There are many reasons why one should visit Paris, and one of the reasons is the Eiffel Tower. Situated on the Champ De Mars in Paris, France, the iconic Eiffel Tower is by far one of the most prominent structures in the world. It’s a wonderful and most recognizable architectural Parisian landmark, and if you’re ever in Paris, then a visit to the Eiffel Tower is a great way to make your day even more enjoyable. The Eiffel Tower means La Tour Eiffel in French, and it is quite spectacular. It was originally built as the entrance arch for the very important World’s Fair that was held in 1889. Gustave Eiffel’s company was in charge of the project, and the Tower was named after him. He was a French Civil Engineer, and he designed the Tower.

Being the main exhibit of the World’s Fair, it was built to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. The construction of the Eiffel Tower also showed off France’s industrial skill to the world, and at the World’s Fair, it was the centerpiece. When it was built, it was not intended to be permanent, and it was going to be demolished in 1909. Fortunately, it was saved, because it was repurposed as a giant radio radio antenna.

Well Worth A Visit

The Eiffel Tower Is So Impressive

The Eiffel Tower became a symbol of Paris, because of its special meaning. Nowadays, if one thinks of Paris, one automatically thinks of the Eiffel Tower too. It really is very impressive, and just so inspirational, and sometimes, when people visit the Eiffel Tower, and gaze in wonder at its magnitude, they go back home, knowing that the Eiffel Tower is one of their fondest memories.

The Eiffel Tower is 320 metres (1050 feet) high, and for 41 years, it was the tallest man made structure in the world. It was surpassed by the Chrysler Building in New York. The Eiffel Tower was built with latticed wrought iron, and it weighs more or less 10 000 tonnes. To protect it from rust, more or less 50 tonnes of paint are added to it every seven years. Designed to be wind resistant, the Eiffel Tower sways only a few inches if the wind blows. When the iron on the sun facing side becomes warm and expands, the Eiffel Tower moves further, and the top moves up to seven inches. (eighteen centimeters).

The Eiffel Tower Is 320 Metres High

The Eiffel Tower Attracts Millions Of Visitors Every Year

The Eiffel Tower attracts millions of visitors every year. Almost 250 million visitors have seen the Tower since its opening in 1889. The British Royal Family and Buffalo Bill were the first visitors to the Eiffel Tower, and it made great headlines. These days, it gets almost 7 million visitors a year, and 75 percent of these visitors are from other countries, which makes it the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world. Some people visit the Eiffel Tower alone, and other people visit it with friends. Some people visit the Eiffel Tower with family, while other people prefer to visit the Tower with an organized group. There are 1710 steps that one must climb if one wants to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower. Most people take the elevators. The elevators were not operational for the first few months that the tower opened.

This Is Such An Inspiration

An Architectural Wonder

Upon designing the Eiffel Tower, the French Civil Engineer, Gustave Eiffel probably never thought that millions of people from around the world would visit Paris just so that they could feast their eyes on it. It is just so magnificent, and it is an absolute pleasure to look at.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well, after laying eyes on the incredible Eiffel Tower, most people would agree that the Eiffel Tower is an object of extraordinary beauty. If one thinks that it took two years, two months, and five days to built, well, that is a technical and architectural achievement and it is something to be proud of. It’s a splendid work of art, and it touches one’s soul in such a glorious way. It’s actually very unique and quite uplifting.


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