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Some Interesting Facts about the Eiffel Tower

Updated on February 1, 2015


Eiffel tower is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world and symbol of Paris. The main architecture of Eiffel Tower is Gustave Eiffel. He accomplished this project at the year of 1889 Normal. The Eiffel tower was built by focusing "Paris World Exhibition" in 1889 as a temporary structure and after that they use it for radio transmission. Height of Eiffel Tower is 300m, and it was estimated that there are 2.5 millions nails have use to build this great structure. In 1887, year started this project by 300 mans and finished it in 1889 years. Total weight of Eiffel Tower is 7000 tons, and it was the highest structures in the world until 1930. If we want to climb this tower we have to pass 1,665 steps to the top of the tower. Annually, 75 million KWh are expended to light up this structure and these are major icon and symbol of France. In late 1930s Eiffel tower is also used to Television transmission for the city of France.Following are very rare images of constructing Eiffel tower in Paris.


Construction Steps of Eiffel Tower

GPS Coordinates for Eiffel Tower


48° 51' 29" N, 02° 17' 40" E

The technology in 1800s, it was the really difficult engineering task for build such a tower but Gustave Eiffel has achieved that task so this tower was named Eiffel to tribute for Gustave Eiffel. This tower is made by puddle iron, and it became 15 cm taller when the tower heated up in a daytime. Eiffel Tower is one of the greatest architectural achievements in a late 19s decade in France. Eiffel Tower is one of the major tourist locations in France, and most of the tourists are visiting France are definitely going to watch the beauty of the Eiffel Tower. In here I have published very rare photographs of construction of Eiffel Tower. Personally, I haven’t watched Eiffel Tower yet and have planned to see this marvelous structure soon.

Eiffel Tower Now

Eiffel tower considered as one of the great wonder in this world and this is a symbol of France.As a country there are a construction symbols for example if we think about Untied States , Statue of Liberty is the iconic symbol of USA. For India its Taj Mahal, For Egypt its Pyramids and likewise for France its Eiffel tower. I'm plan to post more content and images regarding this wonderful construction of our world in near future.

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    • MJFenn profile image

      MJFenn 5 years ago

      Good hub. Voted up. Indeed an impressive landmark, and its often good in writing such articles, as you have done, to focus on a lesser-known aspect, particularly if the feature is very well-known.

    • France Travel Inf profile image

      France Travel Inf 5 years ago

      Nicely done! I really enjoy the videos of the construction of this beautiful landmark.