If you’re planning a trip to the Eiffel tower, you’d better be prepared with a few interesting facts for your readers. If you’re traveling to the Eiffel tower and you’ve never seen this iconic landmark, then this post may help you. The reason why the Eiffel tower is called the tower of light is that it has this light show on top of it. When it was built in the year of 1899, it was the tallest building in the world at that time.
Eiffel Tower Facts
- Eiffel Tower has loc
atedin Paris France but Barcelona, Spain was the first choice for this project but after rejection from S pain,this is built in Paris.
- The name Eiffel Tower came from Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the tower. He had a private apartment in the tower.
- Alexandre Gustave Eiffel also designed interiors of the Statue of Liberty New York, U.S.A.
- Tower took two years to build Eiffel Tower. It was started in 1887 and completed in 1889.
- It is built with wrought iron with the use of 2.5 million rivets. And 60 tonnes of paint is used to paint the whole tower.
- Maurice Koechlin’s great-grandfather actress Kalki Koechlin was the chief engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
- The total weight of the tower is 10,100 tonnes and it is 1063 feet (324 meters) tall.
- Eiffel Tower is the second-tallest structure in France after the bridge Millau Viaduct.
- For 41 years it was the world’s highest man-made structure since 1889.
- This is just built for an exposition and not meant for permanent.
- In 1909 is was used as a huge radio antenna.
- There is a total of 1,665 steps in the Eiffel Tower. And there is a lift also installed in the Tower.
- There is a total of 20,000 light bulbs are installed in the tower that is lit up till 1 am.
- Eiffel Tower was sold two times in scrap metal by a con person called Victor Lustig.
- Approx 250 million visitors visited the tower since it was open for visitors.
- Most of the Paris citizens have not climbed on the top of the tower.
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